Re: How to start the weaning process
Yeah, I was worried about weaning too, but I let him lead, and he'd want to eat more and more solids. He's down to nursing a few times a day, with various night nursings (depends on what's going on in his life). Even if I'm around during the day, he no longer wants to nurse as much.
I'm in a local mom's group, and the topic of weaning came up, and one mom shared how she weaned her daughter: mix up decaf coffee powder and put it on your nipples. She said her daughter screamed and cried, but after 2x, she no longer wanted to nurse. That just about broke my heart.
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You might want to look at weight watchers' nursing plan. It gave me enough points to lose weight without compromising milk production. It also made me realize that I eat a lot of junk food, when I thought I had good eating habits.
Last edited by @llli*smudgycat; September 29th, 2010 at 01:53 PM.
Johann, Born June 21, 2009 8lb, 7oz & 22in nursed until 2 years old
Lydia, Born March 30, 2013 9lb, 5.6oz & 21.75 inches
Nursed through hypothryroidism, IGT, and a SNS both times around