Okay, ladies, I need some help.
My sweet boy was born April 20, 2013. I am a teacher so I had a nice summer off and didn't have to leave him until the end of August when I had to report back to school. He was exclusively breastfed. When I returned to work, I pumped during the day and we would nurse while I was home.
Since I have been back on break, we have kicked bottles to the curb. He drinks water out of his cups but we still nurse at his discretion and for naps and bedtime. I want to try to get him off his nursing to sleep habits. When I go back to work after this summer, I am starting a grad program and running around more than I had to this past year. I would still like to nurse at night and or weekends, but I will not be pumping at work and I don't want to give him bottles or a sippy to sleep.
Currently, he has to fall asleep with either boob or the bottle if I'm not around. Fun fact, he HATES the car. Will scream bloody murder. Isn't fond of strollers either. Anything that straps him in he will not take kindly too.
Any tips, advice, help? Id like to start transitioning him sooner rather than later so we have a couple months to figure out what works.