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Breastfeeding help

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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My little girl is almost 13 months old.  I had planned on breastfeeding her for 12 months.  But I read that you shouldn't stop breastfeeding at the same time as any other big changes in their lives.  Well she turned 1 on our family vacation and my mom had heart surgery so needless to say she has had a lot of changes.  I decided to give her a couple more months.  So here is my question:  How do I stop breastfeeding?  In the couple months prior I tried cutting back the number of times a day I breastfeed her but then she just wont drink anything.  I can tell her no or make substituitions with anything else but she will not budge on this.  I had to go back to work when she was 3 weeks old and she refused to eat while I was at work.  She will take a bottle/cup now from other people but not if i am around.  The only other thing I have ever heard of is to leavethem with someone else for a couple days but I can't do that.  I can't even leave my kids to go out for a couple hours.  I work full time so i just dont get enough time with them as it is.  Any suggestions?

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by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 5:58 PM
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Jaelynn07
by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM
I don't know if this will help any...my daughter was the same, wouldn't take a bottle, cup, nothing.  I had to stop breastfeeding two months ago, I had no choice really, so anyway...every day I would try a sippy cup, she wouldn't take it.  I even put the cup up against my breast and held her like she was breastfeeding, she would take some sips and then stop.  I did this for about three weeks I would say.  One day I didn't breastfeed her immediately in the morning, so she was really hungry and slipped the cup in her mouth; she finally drank from the sippy cup...she didn't want me after that.  I guess my point is, if she doesn't take the sippy cup or bottle from you now, she may on another day, just be consistent and keep trying.  Good Luck!


 

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