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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Please share your weaning story

    that story, it makes me feel better about weaning my little bug

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Please share your weaning story

    reading all your stories makes me sad and mad at myself for thinking she should be weaning. My DD is 13 mo and I am following her lead nursing 3-4 times per day. The last 3 days her noon session has been 1/2 as long as usual so I believe I am about to lose that one. She already removed her post pm nap one. So that will leave us with am, 2 naps and pre bedtime.
    Theresa with moby wrapmy little so I can work too
    13mos and counting

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Please share your weaning story

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*theresa.bug View Post
    reading all your stories makes me sad and mad at myself for thinking she should be weaning. My DD is 13 mo and I am following her lead nursing 3-4 times per day. The last 3 days her noon session has been 1/2 as long as usual so I believe I am about to lose that one. She already removed her post pm nap one. So that will leave us with am, 2 naps and pre bedtime.
    Mine dropped a bunch of nursing around the same age, then picked it up again a few months later. You really can't predict how it will play out, I think at around 13-14 months they are super curious!
    Lisa

    Mommy to
    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

  4. #14
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    My little guy was sick and decided that he didn't want anything to do with my boob. He was down to morning, noon, and night nursing but i was hoping to gradually phase them out. The last time I tried and he turned his head away was the saddest thing for me because somehow I knew that he wouldn't want to again. Good luck to you--its a hard and sad thing when they want to quit!!
    Mama to Aidan - 13 months

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Please share your weaning story

    At 10.5 months, DD was nursing around 12 times per day. I partially night-weaned her, going from 5-8 feedings/night to 1. It took 3 nights of me popping her into her crib nursed, warm, changed, and AWAKE, and then listening to her cry with rage while I comforted her without using the breast, before she consented to a sleep schedule I could tolerate.

    As time went on and DD got interested in solids, we dropped a lot of feeds. At 18 months, we were down to 4 feeds a day- morning, nap, bedtime, and 3 a.m.. While visiting my parents, I asked my mom to take DD for me during the morning so I could sleep in. (I my mom!!!) DD was so excited to go and play with grandma that she forgot all about the morning feed. It only took a week.

    At 2 years, DD was nursing 3 times a day when I weaned her from her last night feeding, which was a brief one and usually took place between 3 and 6 a.m.. It took about a month of me sleeping in her room and comforting her when she woke before she accepted that night-nursing was over.

    At 2.5 years, DD was nursing 2 times/day. She dropped another feed- the nap feed- because she stopped napping.

    We were down to 1 feeding per day except when DD was sick- then she boosted her demand back up again.

    At 3 years, 2 months, DD suddenly started to prefer cuddles and stories from papa to nursing before bed. She has nursed maybe 10 times since she suddenly made that choice, and at this point I consider her weaned, even though I still have a little bit of milk and even though I will nurse her if she asks for it.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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