So my almost 18 month old daughter Allie is done breastfeeding. I started fully weaning her last week at this time. All I did was cut out her feedings until bedtime. I work full-time so she did drink cow's milk at daycare.
We used distraction and snacks. She only had a few little crying episodes but we got her through them. And at night, she barely wanted to nurse.
Thursday evening I pretty much put the boob in her mouth because she was VERY disinterested! She nursed for maybe 30 seconds. Then stopped...
And hasn't nursed since...
The weekend was super busy for us all but she did not ask to nurse ONCE. And she's been drinking a sippy cup full of milk right in front of me. (she used to throw it back at me if I even offered) She loves to snuggle now with me and will even almost rub my chest but then give me a hug.
Our relationship has changed...but in a good way.
And she also started sleeping better. She slept from about 8:30pm until 6ish on Saturday and then 10pm until 7:30am yesterday. She did not wake up ONCE that night. But last night she woke up once. But once is A LOT better than several times like she used to do.
Not sure if there's a coerlation between weaning and sleeping, but so far so good.
Is it too early to say she's weaned? She hasn't nursed since Thursday.
My breasts are starting to get a little sore. I'm surprised it took THIS long for them to start hurting. My OB-GYN just told me to wrap them tightly.
I'm hesitant to start my acne medication (Solodyne) just incase she isn't fully weaned, even though all signs are pointing to 'yes'.
What do you all think? It just happened so quickly...