Re: Weaning a very stubburn 3-year old???
La Leche League advises against using aversion tactics- like making the breast scary or making it taste bad by putting something yucky on it- for weaning. Instead of making weaning traumatic, I'd try to start the process by enforcing some nicer nursing manners. If she kicks or screams when you say "no", then you gently explain that temper tantrums are not going to work, because they don't make you want to nurse. And stick by that. You can offer alternative forms of comfort (hugs, back rubs, distractions), but don't feel like you have to give in and nurse. Let's say your daughter kicked and screamed when you wouldn't give her a cookie. Would you feel like you didn't dare to say no?
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