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Thread: 8 mos old- have to ween because of back -have questions

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    Default 8 mos old- have to ween because of back -have questions

    I have recently slipped 3 discs in my back and it is incredibly difficult for me to nurse my LO- I pump during the day and nurse him at night lying down- which is still hard to do with my pain. I would like to start supplementing in order to ween him as I have 2 surgeries pending. Should I night ween him first? He is eating 3 solids a day and takes about 12 oz of BM during the day and then nuses all night long on demand. Is it ok to night ween him at this point?

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    Default Re: 8 mos old- have to ween because of back -have questions

    Check out Elizabeth Pantley's book THe No Cry Sleep Solution. She has some suggestions on how to gently night wean. Of course, LO may be hungrier during the day after this. Also, keep a sippy cup near your bed in case baby is thirsty.
    I'm sorry that you have this difficult choice to make. It is great that you are still giving your baby breast milk during the day, I hope you are able to give him at least some after your surgeries and all.
    SAHM to Mary who has been since she was born on 06-08-2007.

    Married to Jim since 07-30-2005

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