Re: Starting to wean, but need some answers.....
When a 1 year old drops sessions so fast that she leaves mom feeling engorged, that makes me worry that she's sick. Is she showing any symptoms of illness aside from reduced nursing?
About 3-5 times a day, with more being better, especially for babies who are closer to a year than to two years, and who are therefore growing faster and more in need of mom's milk.
Between the ages of 1 and 2 how often would she need to nurse to get what she needs????
You didn't ask, but I'm going to give some unsolicited advice anyway, which is that a baby should never have anything other than water or PLAIN whole milk in her sippy cup. Sugary drinks are terrible for her teeth, and they are high in "empty" calories. If you want to give your LO the vitamins that come from juice, it's really preferable to offer the whole fruit- in purée form, if you're that scared of your LO choking. It could be that your LO has learned that she can get super-sweet flavors in her sippy and that's why she's dropped her nursing sessions- who wants plain old mama's milk when you can have Kool Aid?
She likes juices and tea, and kool aid. Choc milk sometimes too.
Yes, weaning definitely goes much more easily if you let baby self-wean! But if the nighttime feedings get too wearing on you, you can definitely do mother-led weaning for the nighttime sessions and baby-led weaning for the daytime ones.
So when I think of trying to make her wean compared to letting her wean herself, I think of that and it makes me think that things go easier and more smoothly when allowed to go on their time.
What kind of birth control pills? Estrogen-progestin combination pills, or the progestin-only mini-pill? The former is likely to cause problems, the latter would probably be okay.
I am also going to start Birth control pills and didn't know if it could mess with our nursing relationship when it's already been a year...
Last edited by @llli*mommal; January 20th, 2013 at 07:13 AM.
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