my daughter is 11.5 mo (boy how time flies!) and I wish to wean her...Please no judgement...it's a personal decision and I am so proud of myself that I've made it this far! My goal was to make it to 12mo and I will get there and then some
this is the hx:
I've already weaned one nursing and supplemented it w/ formula about 2 weeks ago. this was a "easy" one to wean since I work for 5 hrs, 3 days a week so that nursing/pumping session was dropped.
She eats solids 3Xs a day. she has a good appetite for them unless she's teething..I have to coax her during these times.
She nurses at:
5pm--is replaced w/ formula now
8pm-->nurse her to sleep
sometimes she may get an extra feeding, but honestly, if I try too frequently she refuses/has a fit! I feed her before she gets fussy 99.9% of the time.
she's in th 5-15%le (always was) but gaining well, and a clever little girl (hitting all milestones)
my question: which nursing do I try to replace w/ formula now? the 5am one? she usually doesn't really love the bottle...unless she is REALLY hungry...so I wonder at night (5am) that's the easiest one since she seems hungry then? also my hubby will be off work in a week for maybe a week so he can feed her those ones? the only reservation is that its a "bother" to get a bottle ready for her at night.
what are your opinions? I plan to replace a feeding every 2 weeks or so. and probably keep the 8pm feeding in there for a few months. my only concern tho' is she is good at nursing when she actually wants to nurse and not so good w/ the bottle (plays around/sloppy)...
thanks in advance!