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Best way to start to wean my 13 mos old son?

i thought that maybe he would start to slow down on his own but it he actually started to nurse more?! how do i get him to not be so attached to it anymore? should i just let him cry it out? it breaks my heart but i want my boobs back! lol

 
Asmash

Asked by Asmash at 12:58 PM on Feb. 19, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Best method, next to child led, is to drop one nursing session per week until finished. Another good parent led method is "don't offer, don't refuse".
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:28 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • If you've made the decision your done bf-ing then start supplementing milk in a sippy cup, and offer something else to help him sooth. My guess is he nurses more as a comfort then the need for nutrition, so transferring that soothing notion on to something else (a blanket, animal, pacifier, toy etc) will help calm him form crying. Just make sure you're not going cold turkey, and maybe comfort him, hold him in the nursing position when offering the sippy at first. That way he knows you're still there, and love him, and he'll feel safe and comfortable drinking from his cup. Eventually you'll be able to get him completely off your boobs and the nursing position, and life will go on, but it's gonna be hard at first. Good Luck :)
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 1:25 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • thanx, he is getting old enough where he can get to it himself, i have to do something!
    Asmash

    Comment by Asmash (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • http://www.babyledweaning.com/



    Did you know that The World Health Organization (operating without the influences of the dairy, formula and porn industries, unlike American doctors) recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of 24 months. Certainly give her a sippy cup with water, and make sure that she is eating a variety of healthy foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, tofu, etc.



    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:45 PM on Feb. 19, 2011