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I need help with weaning my 2 yr old from the bottle.

Okay so I am pregnant with #2. I don't plan on BFing this one and know that this baby will use bottles. (I have to be on meds that are not okay while BFing-please, no bashing!) I have horrible anxiety and my DD has had a lot of feeding problems which is why we have kept her on the bottle for so long. She gone through a ton of testing and no answers have been given. She wakes up in the middle of the night still wanting bottles. I dont know what to do. My DH doesn't think its a big deal, but I want to wean her. Im afraid she'll regress with the new baby and flip out bc she doesnt have a bottle. And truthfully, being high risk pregnant, I dont feel like going through the anxiety right now of her flipping out for days on end about a bottle-especially when they'll be reintroduced to our next baby shortly. The formula is so freakin expensive and we're tired of waking up in the middle of the night. HELP!

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:17 AM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • There is no easy just have to do it. Parenting isn't always are going to have to hear her cry ect.. until she learns. I am counting down the days until my son is 1, so he can go on cows milk (organic). Why is she still on formula at 2?

    Answer by sydsmom2 at 11:22 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • I would say you will just have to stop. When she wakes at night and all other times, just offer her a sippy or a regular cup and coninue to tell her that all the bottles are gone and all you have is cups. This is what i did when I stopped nursing my daughter. I told her she was too big for mommy milk and there was only cups. After about a minute of whining she just took the cup and the asking only lasted a couple days. Good luck!

    Answer by asholan_07 at 11:25 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • You just have to stop...cold turkey. She will whine and cry for it and you CANNOT give in!

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 11:37 AM on Jan. 15, 2009

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