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SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:</b>" Are you going to try to tandem nurse? I did with my oldest two and plan on it with my youngest and this ... [snip!] ... this one growing in my tummy. It really helped my daughter to adjust to the new baby and feel like she was still my baby too."</blockquote>



Yes I'll be tandem nursing. I anxious to see how it's going to go. Lol
I'm hoping it helps lady adjust to her new brother because she is so used to being our baby. I'm nervous.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" Introducing solid food is when you actually start weaning so yes, introducing another milk is further weaning."</blockquote>



Offering other nutritional options is not the same as actively weaning. Dd has been eating solids since she was 8 months and still nursed like a newborn (every hour or two) until she was almost 2 years old. She literally did not drop a single feeding from her schedule until then. She would nurse all day/night and then at meal times have a small plate of food and a cup of water or whatever milk she wanted (other than mine, I don't pump).
Giving other foods to eat did my start the weaning process for us. Like I said she only stopped nursing so frequently when I started to dry up a bit around 22 weeks into my pregnancy this time. But it still was pretty often and now that I'm starting to make more (in due in a week) she is nursing much more frequently. A few times a day and every bedtime/nap time, as well as when she wakes up. She's been eating table foods and drinking water/milk since 8months, she is now 28 months old and is not even close to weaning.

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" Introducing solid food is when you actually start ... [snip!] ... She's been eating table foods and drinking water/milk since 8months, she is now 28 months old and is not even close to weaning."

"Weaning is the process of gradually introducing a mammal infant to what will be its adult diet and withdrawing the supply of its mother's milk." Most people wean at 4-6 months. I understand what you are talking about but that is what weaning means.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Big D!:" "Weaning is the process of gradually introducing a mammal infant to what will be its adult diet and withdrawing ... [snip!] ... of its mother's milk." Most people wean at 4-6 months. I understand what you are talking about but that is what weaning means."

Yes but she is not withdrawing her milk, her daughter is just eating more. :)

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Thr3e Little Birds:" Yes but she is not withdrawing her milk, her daughter is just eating more. :)"

They naturally drink less. I'm not arguing what should be done or anything but that is what it is called when you introduce solids.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" "Weaning is the process of gradually introducing a mammal infant to what will be its adult diet and withdrawing ... [snip!] ... of its mother's milk." Most people wean at 4-6 months. I understand what you are talking about but that is what weaning means."</blockquote>




Actually the natural age of weaning for human children around the world is between the ages of 3 and 7. And if you reread your definition of weaning it includes a withdrawal of mother's milk that coincides with introduction of adult diet, if you don't withdraw your milk it isn't weaning, by the definition you supplied anyway.



Again, introduction of other nutrition options does not = weaning.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
1st May '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" "Weaning is the process of gradually introducing ... [snip!] ... it isn't weaning, by the definition you supplied anyway. Again, introduction of other nutrition options does not = weaning."


This. My son still eats the same amount of breast milk that he did at 6 months. And as for the average age of weaning being between 4-6 months, that is simply not true. That is only maybe true in American cities, as there is a lot of uneducated mothers in the cities.

Big D! Due October 7; 1 child; Escondido, California 9518 posts
1st May '13
Quoting SavageDarling:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Big D!:</b>" "Weaning is the process of gradually introducing ... [snip!] ... it isn't weaning, by the definition you supplied anyway. Again, introduction of other nutrition options does not = weaning."

Weaning is a long process.. it starts when you introduce solids. It is over when the child stops nursing completely.