We are trying to wean dd2 with the hopes to have her on milk next month.
Dh thought I could go cold turkey, but I told him for breast health, mental health both me and dd2 it is not a good idea.
I talked to my ped and a LLL Leader and got some tips but not sure if I am doing it right.
I know there is not right way, but I am ready.
Dd2 nurses about every 4 - 5 hrs until bedtime she will wake off and on and want to nurse. I try not to let her, but if she is really persisent (sp) I will let her until she shuckles and then I take her off.
My dr said to get her to drink from a cup and if I need to supplement with formula. I gave her a cup with form. in it and she threw it at me. I do not blame her I know how bad it tastes.
Dh is pushing for me to give her milk now know the risks. He is only talking about a few oz in the morning.
Her new pattern is up at 6 - 630am nurse for 5 - 20 min, then again at 930a - 10a 15 - 20min, 2 - 330pm 15 - 20min and then 630 - 730pm 20-30min. It is after I put her to bed she will wake almost endlessly and want to nurse to just be held. I know she is teething I see about 3 teeth wanting out.
I thought about not nursing at 930am and give her a cup and rock her to sleep, but I think that will just create a new need for her.
I am so lost.
I have mixed emotions about weaning. I want to wean so badly but she will be 1yr in about 50 days. less than 2months for me that is a milestone and half.
The LLL leader recommended two books for me with stories about weaning.
Oh and to top off the whole mixed emotions I started af for the first time in 19months 4days.
Thanks for reading and sharing