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UN weaning my toddler? Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
16th Mar '13

I stopped nursing ds2 at 6 week due to lack of support. he is now 27 months old and is developmentally delayed, gets speech therapy, and developmental tutoring. He is also being monitored and tested for the autism spectrum. I have convinced so of the benefits of breast feeding and i now have the support i needed to feed my newest babe. Now so is convinced i need to re introduce breast milk to our little guy. What are your thoughts?

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
16th Mar '13

I dont think its terrible to try and breast feed him but I do not believe they will help change any development. Just my thought though.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
16th Mar '13

I see no issue with it. Its not a cure-all, by any means, but it can't hurt.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
16th Mar '13

Pump and offer it in a cup?

Piecey. TTC since Jul 2014; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63851 posts
status 16th Mar '13

It's probably be easiest to put it in a cup.

the BEAST Wisconsin 15638 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Buzz and Almond Joys momm:" I dont think its terrible to try and breast feed him but I do not believe they will help change any development. Just my thought though."


:!: agree



Putting the BM in a cup may be more successful than trying to BF him again too

*KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2216 posts
16th Mar '13

I think once they're weaned, it's almost impossible to re-introduce it. Especially with him being 2 already. :/ Maybe ask your doctor?

*KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2216 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" Pump and offer it in a cup?"


This! Didn't think of this one, it could work!

Momma Kylee TTC since Nov 2013; 3 kids; Concho, AZ, United States 3318 posts
16th Mar '13

Sorry, i meant to add that i would be pumping and offering in a cup. He's not eating a while lot and the nutrients could help him get what he needs. Also so was hoping it would help with his brain development.

lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
16th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Momma Kylee:</b>" Sorry, i meant to add that i would be pumping and offering in a cup. He's not eating a while lot and ... [snip!] ... a while lot and the nutrients could help him get what he needs. Also so was hoping it would help with his brain development."</blockquote>




It definitely can't hurt!

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting *KatteyBug*:" I think once they're weaned, it's almost impossible to re-introduce it. Especially with him being 2 already. :/ Maybe ask your doctor?"


Why do you think that? generally once toddlers see there siblings nursing they take great interest in it.
If he wants to nurse then feel free to try op, remember his teeth will feel very different then you newbs mouth, in the mean time the cup is a great idea. Im not all to sure what it will do for his delays but it will be a great immune boost for him. goodluck!

*KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2216 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting Smokey_Taboo:" Why do you think that? generally once toddlers see there siblings nursing they take great interest in ... [snip!] ... cup is a great idea. Im not all to sure what it will do for his delays but it will be a great immune boost for him. goodluck!"


I don't really know it's just what I've been told. At least nursing. I've never heard of reintroducing it through a cup though, it sounds like a great idea.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
16th Mar '13

he's too big for BF. If you really think breastmilk will help him, pump and put it in a cup. However, as wonderful as BM is it is not going to change the issues your son has. It can cure pink eye, but not developmental issues.

Smokey_Taboo Due April 22; 1 child; California 5480 posts
16th Mar '13
Quoting *KatteyBug*:" I don't really know it's just what I've been told. At least nursing. I've never heard of reintroducing it through a cup though, it sounds like a great idea."


Well thats not really true at all.

*KatteyBug* Due November 18 (boy); 1 child; Madison, AL, United States 2216 posts
16th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Smokey_Taboo:</b>" Well thats not really true at all. "</blockquote>




Well I've been wrong before so no surprise there lol