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I think he is weaning himself :( Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13

DS2 turned 12 months on January 23rd. The last week or so, he has barely nursed. And if he does, it would only be once a day for like, 5 minutes. Then yesterday, I tried to nurse him before bed and he bit me (which he has only done a handful of times) I pulled away, said "No. That hurts" and let it stop hurting lol. Then tried to let him latch again and he bit me again. So I just took the b**b away. He didn't nurse at all yesterday and so far today he hasn't even acted like he has wanted to :(



It breaks my heart. I'm 8 week pregnant and I was really hoping to nurse him for a bit longer at least. I know 12 months is great, but I wanted so badly to nurse him longer than this.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Feb '13

:(



Would it be weird if I offered for you to nurse my baby? Lol. We're still having issues.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" :( Would it be weird if I offered for you to nurse my baby? Lol. We're still having issues."


I would so do it!! My milk hasn't dried up or anything (I've been leaking a bit now that he hasn't been nursing :x ) and I would love to help other moms out!



If I had a pump and a way to send it to you, I would in a heartbeat!!

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
7th Feb '13

i think my baby weened herself too at 9 months. she would bite me all the time and didn't seem like she wanted to nurse. so she has had formula for a month.



it made me sad too.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Crazyhazel89:" i think my baby weened herself too at 9 months. she would bite me all the time and didn't seem like she wanted to nurse. so she has had formula for a month. it made me sad too."


He has always been a big booby baby.. so him going more than a day without nursing is weird for him.



He is getting two more teeth in though, so I don't know if that has to do with it or not. He didn't do this when he got his first 2 teeth so I doubt it.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" I would so do it!! My milk hasn't dried up or anything (I've been leaking a bit now that he hasn't been ... [snip!] ... nursing :x ) and I would love to help other moms out! If I had a pump and a way to send it to you, I would in a heartbeat!!"</blockquote>



I've been pumping like a mad woman. I need to go pick up some Fenugreek. He is doing a bit better at getting the milk out of the b**b, but then he just spits it on me and falls asleep.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" I would so do it!! My milk hasn't dried ... [snip!] ... some Fenugreek. He is doing a bit better at getting the milk out of the b**b, but then he just spits it on me and falls asleep."


Aww :( have you been giving him the b**b or bottle first? I've read that you need to give them the b**b first so they have to work for it. Otherwise they will get lazy cause it's not as easy to get the milk out as it is in bottles. DS2 didn't use bottles until he was almost 9 months or so and that was for juice :oops:



I wish I could help somehow!!

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" Aww :( have you been giving him the b**b or bottle first? I've read that you need to give them the b**b ... [snip!] ... DS2 didn't use bottles until he was almost 9 months or so and that was for juice :oops: I wish I could help somehow!!"</blockquote>




He always gets the b**b first. I just can't keep him awake. Lol.

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" Aww :( have you been giving him the ... [snip!] ... :oops: I wish I could help somehow!!"</blockquote> He always gets the b**b first. I just can't keep him awake. Lol."


Lol DS2 used to do that. I would poke his belly and kind of wiggle him around a bit to wake him up some.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
7th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" Lol DS2 used to do that. I would poke his belly and kind of wiggle him around a bit to wake him up some."</blockquote>



I think he is immune to the poking since I've been poking at him for the last two weeks. Lol. I'm not giving up though. I have a feeling he'll get it in time. :)

Juggernog-aholic 4 kids; 2 angel babies; P, AR, United States 19809 posts
7th Feb '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Juggernog-aholic:</b>" Lol DS2 used to do that. I would poke ... [snip!] ... since I've been poking at him for the last two weeks. Lol. I'm not giving up though. I have a feeling he'll get it in time. :)"


That's good! Persistence will help!!