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Tips for Weaning

Posted by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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My son will be 2 next month and I would like to start weaning him.  Anyone have any tips.  He currently only BFs before his nap and bed-time and sometimes at night when he ends up in our bed.  TIA!

by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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jjchick75
by Silver Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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Drop one feeding a week until they are all gone. Weaning slowly is always the way to go for you and baby both.

mamabens
by Miranda on Jan. 4, 2013 at 2:01 PM

This..but don't expect your son to do it willingly. He might but he will probably fight it every step f the way.

Quoting jjchick75:

Drop one feeding a week until they are all gone. Weaning slowly is always the way to go for you and baby both.


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la_bella_vita
by on Jan. 4, 2013 at 5:44 PM

 I just dropped a feeding at the time and did it very slowly.

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM

You already have him mostly weaned!

Which nursing do you dislike the most? That is the one to eliminate first. If you don't like nursing him in the middle of the night, then make the rule "no nursing until the sun comes up". 

If you enjoy nursing him before bed, then keep that one for last. Know that it is even okay to just limit him more to what you are comfortable with, and get to 100% weaned further down the road.

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