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how do i wean my ds from the boobie. hes 9 months. but doesnt drink from a bottle no more

hes not on the bottle. and he only *bf's* 3 maybe 4 times a day. morning for his first feed, mid-day and right b4 bed time. hes on a sippy cup. gets juice and water thru the day. and he eats stage 3 foods.. like the whole jar. i know hes def not underfed. hes 23 solid pounds. im just curious how i wean him and what i give him now to be sure he still gets those vitamins. does it have to be formula? or can i start him on skim milk? what do u advise. oh and im weaning him. cuz my nipples are at war with 2 teeth that have come in and the 4 that are cutting in as we speak. lol i wanna have boobies still ya know! :)

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Asked by chris-s-wife at 9:50 AM on Jun. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just stop breast feeding. It's not necessary anymore sense he is eating baby food. If you wanted him to still have the benefits of your breast milk, just pump it and put it in a sippy cup.


    Answer by louise2 at 10:01 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • thats funny,i was trying to wean my little one to,she will be 1 thursday,she has 8 teeth now,but real milk was giving her a rash,she only eats about 3 times a day also,so im gonna give her a chance to self wean,ill go mabe as far as 14months. i wouldnt give ur baby ANY milk yet,wait til there at least 11months.there is a form or formula called good start,transition for breastfed babies, its made for ages 9months to 2 i think.look for it at ur local grocery store.or u could pump

    Answer by angelairelan at 10:01 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • "Just stop breast feeding. It's not necessary anymore sense he is eating baby food"


    You cannot substitute solids for milk before the age of one when they can have regular milk...solids are ONLY for taste and texture NOT for nutrition. He either NEEDS BM or formula. YOu will have to either pump and give it in a sippy or start him on formula. If he's only nursing 3 times a day, you may be giving too much juice and water which is filling him up. he doesn't need either one of those. he needs his milk.....You need to talk to your pedi about this.....
    BTW, You NEVER lose the nutritional benefits of BFIng...

    If you are absolutely done BFing and want to stop you will HAVE to put him on formula.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 11:04 AM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • CALLIESMOMMIE...Who made you an expert on this subject...

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • ok well i know juice and water arent filling him. he barely drinks an entire sippy a day. he eats solids stage 3 and my foods. i give him nutritious foods tho. like whole grains, fruits and vegis and lean meats. and formula feeding is ok. but im haveing an issure with it. he just dont want it.. he wets 6-7 dipes a day and goes poopy every or every other day so i know hes not backed up or anything. and i started him on 2%milk and hes ok so far but i add a scoop of formula or 2, to it depending on the oz of liquid there is of course.. hes ok with it in all. but like. hes oober attatched to me. and hes having terrible sepparation anxietys. like hes currently in his play pen in arms reach of me freaking out.... like he naps with me. sleeps for bed time alone tho. in his own room. but has never been able to nap alone?

    Answer by chris-s-wife at 6:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • Calliesmommie is the only logical one here who knows what she's talking about. No amount of juice, solids, or even formula replaces what's in breastmilk. Biting is a short phase that can easily be corrected. If latch is correct, the teeth won't bother you. My DD has 12 teeth and still nurses. Also, it's not fair to the child to wean, especially in hard times. So making teething and a phase of separation anxiety worse by weaning is pretty rough. And for what? There is no benefit to the child from weaning.

    Answer by jus1jess at 7:02 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • It's not necessary anymore sense he is eating baby food.

    Really? If so the AAP and WHO wouldn't recommend it for as long as possible. Or say that solids in the first year are for experiment, not nutrition. Did you take your kids off formula and replace it with solid feeding in infancy? Babies and toddlers NEED breastmilk. The solids are no better or even as good.

    Answer by jus1jess at 7:14 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

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