Weaning off breastfeeding twins
I've been breastfeeding my twins for almost two years now.I decided that I have to wean them because I'm losing a lot of weight,and now that they are eating meals and only breastfeed to help them sleep..at first 2 days it was hard because they're rejecting their milk in a bottle,and so hard to make them fall asleep..but after a week things are on a smoothsail..it feels like that they dont want to breastfeed anymore.but when it is time for bed,we cuddle and that what helps them get sleepy..
Decision to wean my 3 month old/crying and pulling away from the nipple
(Costamesa ca usa)
Hello, I am in need of advice before making the decision to wean my 3 month old due to mental and physical exhaustion!
My son will not nurse for more than 5 minutes and only one side every 3 to 4 hrs since his delivery.
I pump all day long to empty my breast and try bottle feeding my breastmilk with no success. He will not drink more than 1oz. He will latch on and for the most part start crying and pulling away from the nipple after only 3-5 minutes , 7 minutes if I am lucky!
I have tried pumping before feeding him as I do have a fast let down and still no luck. it is very stressful and the more i try the more he fusses and screams if I try bringing him back to the nipple.THIS HAPPENS IN EVERY FEEDING SESSION!
I waste so much of the milk I pump on a daily basis. I am suffering from postportum depression and nursing him is the only thing that helps me feel better.
I tied my tubes during my csection delivery and sadly regret the decision. I have an 8yr old boy and a 7yr old girl that I did not nurse due to my lack of strong will. I was than 21yrs old and gave up too easily(yrs later I regretted that so much).
I don't want to do that with my little baby!! Please help me. I called the hospital lactation consultants where I deliver and they claimed not to help babies older than 6 weeks. What do I do?
I have also tried different nursing positions including nursing while walking and different bottles, Nothing works!! Please help me !!
He does have a bowel movement and wet diapers as normal, but its all extra work that I have to do in order for this to happen. Again it's taking a toll on me!! Thanks im advanced for any advice.
Can extended pacificer use lead to early self weaning from nursing in toddlers?
(Cincinnati OH, USA)
I am wondering if there has ever been a study about older babies and self weaning from nursing and pacificer use. Specifically babies between 12 -18 months old. Do you think older babies wean early after 12 months because of extended pacificer use?
Weaning off the breast
My baby is 5 weeks old and I started supplementing with formula a week or so ago which really helped as I don't produce enough milk for him.
I was giving him 2 or 3 bottles a day. My supply has reduced a lot more and today I provided a couple more bottles than previously, and he has been spitting up more and fussy and I feel his tummy rumbling. Could it be his body adjusting to the switch?
Ambivalence about weaning
Hi, My nearly 2 year old son (#2) absolutely LOVES booby - in fact, he calls them "my boobies.'
After having a very preemie baby, the first time (now 5yrs old) and really struggling with my breastfeeding journey then - though I am immensely proud of what I accomplished - it has been much easier this time round.
But now, I am dealing with some pretty major hormonal imbalances and pretty huge weight gain that is not moving regardless of what I do.
I am working with a very good Dr (who is not encouraging weaning) and yet I am reluctantly feeling like it may well be time. I would be happy to (in fact, planned to) feed until he was 3 or 4 - but my body is really struggling.
My son can get a bit obsessed with booby and definitely prefers it over solids (though he does have a good and balanced diet). It can interfere with his sleeping and I think it is interfering with my relationship with my husband as well - I just feel sometimes like everyone wants a piece of me. Anyone else ever feel like that sometimes?
The problem is, I guess, that I would really rather he just chose to give it up on his own - but I want that to happen sooner rather than later so I can get well again - and given the choice, I reckon he'd wean at about 12 years lol!
I really love the deep connection we share and that close time when feeding, and I love how into it he is - also being able to give that to him feels really good, but sometimes I am a bit resentful too - and that can't be good. I am having trouble letting go - and would love to hear from anyone who has felt similarly.
milk deposits and weaning
My son is 2 and half yrs old.
I want to breast feeding him and now since last 2 days he is not sucking the milk, but I am facing the problem of breast lumps.
How should I get rid of this and when will the milk get dried up?