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Thread: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

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    Question What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    1. My 15 month old started shortening nursing sessions (we were down to 2-3/day) a few weeks ago. This morning right after he woke up he latched for just 20-30 seconds and then popped off and went to play. I won’t nurse him now until bedtime (I work). I had planned on not pumping at lunch anymore due to him shortening his sessions so much (trying not to inflate supply for no reason) but should I pump today?
    2. Is he weaning? Is this what it looks like?
    3. How do I handle these feelings of not being ready?

    Thank you!
    Mom to Son B born 7/13/11

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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Toddler nursing it funny and flexible. I wouldn't sweat it. When was the last time you pumped? Have you been done for some time?

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    I typically pump 1x per day at work for 10 min. This was the week I was going to stop those sessions. We are going out of town this weekend without him. Bad timing. I'll pum
    Mom to Son B born 7/13/11

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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Oops, meant to finish I'll pump at his bedtime and first thing in the AM on the days we are away.
    Mom to Son B born 7/13/11

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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Just keep offering. If your LO is really weaning, he'll keep turning you down. If he's not, he'll nurse. I think pumping through this stretch is a good idea, though.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Yeah, you don't really know if he'll be done soon or not. I agree with pumping and continuing to offer. I really thought my daughter would wean soon about a year ago and she's still nursing just a few seconds several times a day.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Don't worry, my son breastfed for months before he decided to wean. I night nursed him for about 4 months. As a side tip, I thought he was done too, but one night he was having trouble going to sleep and it had been 3 days since he nursed, so I offered while he was drowsy and he ate for a few moments. See if you can sneak it in when he is sleepy.
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    Default Re: What if I'm not ready to wean but baby is?

    Thanks to everyone, this helps.
    Mom to Son B born 7/13/11

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