My daughter turns 1 on the 14th (hard to believe!), and it seems like its time for her to move on from breastfeeding. She strenuously disagrees with me! She won't drink anything from a sippy cup - I've tried water, diluted apple juice, soy milk, and breast milk. All are a no go. I've tried several different cups and have yet to find something she's happy about.
She would be happy to nurse throughout the day, if I let her. Clearly she wants to nurse every now and then just from thirst rather than hunger. She's not a big eater of regular food, and I imagine weaning would be easier if she was. We still spoon feed her most food, but she'll eat Cheerios/Puffs (frankly, she'd survive on those alone if we let her!), toast, banana slices, and occasionally she won't toss away diced sweet potato and peas.
I'm taking a trip for business on the 17th and 18th and was hoping that would be a good time to do the final steps of weaning off bedtime. That's what happened with my son (now 4), I took a trip, and that was the end of it. She really won't be ready for that though, so I'll be packing my trusty pump
She will take bottles fine, so I could wean her more easily to those, but it seems like that would be a bad step because then I'd just need to wean her from those to a cup anyway.
I really think she doesn't like how the liquid comes out of the bottle because she gags (and I do have the stopper in, of course), and she still uses size 2 nipples on bottles because 3 freaks her out!
Oh, and to compound the issues, I have a freezer full of breast milk that if she won't take from a sippy means I either do need to transition to bottles to use it up or toss it. The milk banks won't let me donate because I lived in England in the 80's (CRAZY!!). I hate to toss out that valuable stuff - like 400 oz worth!