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Breastfeeding help!

How do you get your 14 month old who mainly nurses at night to wean off of the breast and ideas are always welcome

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ncollins885

Asked by ncollins885 at 10:42 AM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You simply drop one feeding every 3 days. The last 3 feedings you keep should be the 1st morning feeding upon waking, the before nap time feeding, and the before bedtime feeding. Then drop the 1st feeding, 3 days later drop the before nap feeding, 3 days later drop the bedtime feeding. The bedtime feeding is the hardest one. It will be a rough 3 nights, then all will be well. Just be compassionate and loving when your baby is wanting to nurse. Also, give your baby a sippy cup of water to keep in the crib. Babies that are used to nursing at night will get thirsty once the nursing stops. The middle of the night feedings will have to stop cold turkey. But be sure to really pay attention to your baby. Some babies truly NEED 1 feeding a night until around 18 months old. You will have to really know your baby's hunger cues.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:48 AM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Why wean? Breastmilk helps keep toddlers from getting infections and offers other benefits. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding at least 2 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics is going to revise their recommendation up to 2 years.


    If it's hard to wean that means breastfeeding is really important to your child.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:33 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • ive stopped feeding her in the mornings and before naptime i just have somewhat a problem with the feedings at night
    ncollins885

    Answer by ncollins885 at 4:41 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

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