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Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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I'm going to start school in 2 months. My son is 15 months old but still nurses anywhere from 4-6 times a day. I'm going to be in school Monday-Thursday from 6pm-11pm and Friday from 6-10. He nurses to sleep every night. What can I do to make it easier for him? I do NOT want to wean him. Do I leave him pumped milk? I noticed he gets hungrier at night.
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maggiemom2000
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:30 PM

The only thing you need to do is leave him with someone he is comortable with :-)

No need to leave pumped milk at that age and for that time period.

Paradys
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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Nurse before you leave, leave one 2 oz bottle for caregiver (just in case), and nurse again when you get home (if he's still up).
It'll be fine.
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tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I think he will be JUST fine.  Nurse before leaving and make sure whoever is caring for him is willing t comfort him in any way possible

aniters
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:17 PM
I'm leaving him with DF. I just feel bad because sometimes when he really wants to nurse he starts crying and is inconsolable :(


Quoting tabi_cat1023:

I think he will be JUST fine.  Nurse before leaving and make sure whoever is caring for him is willing t comfort him in any way possible


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aniters
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:18 PM
I'm leaving him with DF. I k ow he doesn't need milk but he cries at night before bed because he wants to nurse.


Quoting maggiemom2000:

The only thing you need to do is leave him with someone he is comortable with :-)

No need to leave pumped milk at that age and for that time period.


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polkaspots
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:24 PM
I would pump and leave milk. I do the same for my one year old because even though he can go without bm for a few hours at a time, he is always upset when I'm gone. You could change his routine so that he goes to sleep before or after you get home.
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audmom1218
by Gold Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM
Chances are if you're out of site he won't even think of nursing. Dd barely takes 2oz (were done pumping just using our freezer stash) on days I work but nurses 10+ times a day when I'm home. She'll be 15 mo next week.


Quoting aniters:

I'm leaving him with DF. I k ow he doesn't need milk but he cries at night before bed because he wants to nurse.




Quoting maggiemom2000:

The only thing you need to do is leave him with someone he is comortable with :-)

No need to leave pumped milk at that age and for that time period.



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gdiamante
by Gina on Mar. 9, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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If you're not there he will likely have ZERO issues. Mine nursed at night and cried for it... except when I was away on my business trips. Then it was as if he'd never nursed ever; went to sleep no problems at all. And back to nursing as usual when I was home. 

They will do for others what they will never ever do for their moms. It becomes especiallu iritating when you see them help others clean up!

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