My ds is 9 months and I want to have him weaned by his 1st birthday. We are starting tonight (dh is upstairs now putting ds to sleep), and we are going to move slowly with this over the next 3 months. However I do have some questions and am in need of some advice.
1. ds doesn't sleep through the night, usually wakes up 2 times to nurse. I am concerned about giving ebm in a bottle at night (because of the sleeping and bottle issue). These nursing sessions will be the last to go for us.. Any thoughts on helping him sleep through the night? or weaning him from these nursing sessions?
2. I have read many articles about weaning and going straight to the cup instead of a bottle. I have tried to give ds ebm in the cup and he hits it to the floor.. (he really doesn't even take a bottle.. at daycare he will only take about 4oz of ebm in the bottle). Any thoughts, suggestions??
3. Am I starting soon enough on the weaning process? I am giving it 3 months slowing taking away nursing periods. How long has it taken others??
4. What has helped with the emotional toll of the mother during the weaning process?? (as I sit downstairs asking all these questions and crying because I am so use to the bond and putting my son to sleep, this is very hard for me..)
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.