This is my second girl. With my first breastfeeding wasn't easy. She was more of a bottle baby. It was easy stopping her night feedings. That's when she started a pacifier. She slept great too. My second little girl is ten months. I must go back to work in two.
I love breastfeeding so much. She depends on it emensly for morning and the many night feedings. She was eating solids well. I still give her options in the day but she's totally a breast babe. I'm trying to wean. At least getting her through the days without.
All websites are the same. Nothing seems to work!! I can't just go to work and leave her with a new sitter crying all day!!!! How can this be easier!!!!!????? Help!!! :,(
My baby is 9months old and I want to wean her off breastfeeding as Im back at work and frankly sick of pumping!
She has formula and/or expressed breastmilk when Im at work so is used to either- and I have even feed her formula myself and she didnt ask for the breast.
However still likes the bedtime feed, and often still wakes at night and wont go down without a breastfeed.
another thing is that I still have her in an arms up swaddle (Love to swaddle up- similar in concept to the zipadee zip) as she still likes the firmness of this and can suck her hands through the fabric to self-soothe.
Should I be trying to get her out of this into a sleeping bag first, or wean her off breastfeeding first?
I also use a safe -t sleep at night as she wakes up if she is in a different position, like sideways or on her tummy! thanks
I used to bottle feed occasionally when my baby was 4-6 weeks, now that I have decided to stop at 4 months old, she does not wanna know. I have tried everything, leaving the house, putting breast milk on the end on the teat, putting breast milk in the bottle... NOTHING WORKS! I really need advice as I do not want to breastfeed anymore.
I am happy to express milk for her to drink out of the bottle, but I just dont want to breastfeed anymore.
We tried for 2 years and found out I had pcos. On our second round of clomid we fell pregnant. We now have a wonderful 19 1/2 month old boy.
He's loves breastfeeding and food. My gynio has told me I need to wean him before taking clomid again, but I feel I shouldn't have to punish him because we want another child. I've been told by the dietician to take metformin but doctor won't prescribe while I'm breastfeeding.. Ahhh! . I've only had one af since having baby. Also down to couple of feeds a day but some times more or less.
Would love some advise on other things you would recommend
I'm a full time college student and my son is 11 months old. I'm so ready to stop breast feeding but he just won't allow it. We can make it through the day without any breast milk but at night its so bad that he'll yell and cry and fight at me if I try and refuse. Please give me some advice!
Comments for please help - I'm so ready to stop breast feeding
I had twin baby girls 2 months ago. They came early and by c-section and spent 2 1/2 weeks in the nicu.
The doctors asked if i was ok with them getting formula as be breast milk had not come in yet. I decided it was best for the babies to get the formula and helped that my breast milk would come in shortly.
I took 8 days to get anything. All the nurses and doctors said that it would come in and to just keep pumping.
I pumped every 2 hours for the first week and a half. It almost killed me. I was getting no sleep and was stressed about my babies health and not being able to produce milk.
They stayed on formula with me giving them what milk i got. After 3 weeks my milk just stopped. I pumped and pumped and got only drops.
I am now taking herbal supplements, pumping and putting the babies to the breast as often as I can, but am only getting about 4 ml a day. I am crying all the time and feel horrible that I can't provide for my babies.
I want to hold them to me and feed them, but the milk just isn't there. They are still small and on a high calorie diet to help them but on weight, so I worry about tiring them out by having them suck on a breast that can't give them nutrition.
My husband is very supportive of an decision I make, but I feel stuck. I don't want to stop trying to get milk. Once I stop it's really over and I'm not sure how to deal with that.
Two year old trying to breastfeed - weaned over a year ago
by breastfeeding again?
My son is 2yrs old and he had been off of the beast for over a year. Today he literally tried to feed and caressed my breast afterwards. I am not pregnant and don't have a younger baby, please tell me what's going on? He squeezes boobs frequently no matter who you are.
I wonder how often other mummies who still feed their 3 and a half year olds feed them ... what restrictions they place if any .... if they always feed enthusiastically ..... and what natural weaning really looks like? cheers
my baby is nearly 12 months and his teeth are coming out but he's still refusing any other milk but breast milk.
I love breastfeeding but this means I'm still having to get up all night to breastfeed and it's not enough for him. But whenever I tried formula or even normal milk, in a cup, bottle , with a straw , he's just having non-of it and pushes it away. ( even though he will accept other drinks in cups etc).
What can I do ??? I need to finally get some sleep. Also my 4 year old girl is very jealous of the breastfeeding and kicks up a fuss when I do it as she then wants a hug or something else to get me to stop breastfeeding.
Pls, can I resume breast feeding after 24 hours of trying to wean my 13 months old toddler who adamantly refused any other food? Is the breast milk ok for him after 24 hours? Also what can I do to releive me of the pain I am feeling in my breasts while trying to wean my baby.
My son is 22 months old this month. He has been solely breastfed since birth. I am not apposed to him breastfeeding longer, but I am ready for him too stop.
although he has been weaned to ONLY naptime & nightfeeding I am finding this too be my mistake. My son will sleep throughout the night fine, until he awakes that once or twice a night.. he wont settle until he receives breastmilk. He sees the bed as "milktime"
I have tried reversing my nighttime routine for him, bath, bed, warm cows milk.. once and it worked, the next time it did not.
so i am getting frustrated and trying my damndest not too for his sake. I dont want to end this beautiful relationship we have formed on a bad note at all!
So i guess i am reaching out and looking for some advice, i have read through some of these articles and made some notes, looking forward to attempting some to see if we can do this the right way..
Are there any moms out there with similar delemas?? if so PLEASE respond.. :)