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Quitting Breastfeeding Eli and Sam's Mom 2 kids; North Carolina 408 posts
4th May '13

My baby is 16 months old and I am ready to be done with BF. But he has recently gone backwards and seems to want to nurse more than usual. It is like he knows LOL. I am ready to have my boobies back! LOL Any advice?

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23995 posts
status 4th May '13

Dd is still nursing at 18 months..couldn't imagine it any other way! But on days that we are busy/active she won't nurse at all. So maybe keep him very entertained and offer lots of solids and water or milk! That's my only advice lol, good luck.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th May '13

Does he use sippys at all? If not then I would start introducing a sippy and cups. I would pump and give him milk in a sippy until he gets use to it and then start the transition to whole milk or whatever you want to do from there. If he is use to/familiar with a sippy then I would start to offer that with booby milk anytime he wants to nurse first, and hopefully he will catch on.

Roo & Sophie's mama 2 kids; Denton, Texas 9318 posts
4th May '13

I'm having the same issue. DD is 15 months and I've started leaving DD with DH or Grandma for a few hours so I'm out of sight out of mind. They both say she does fine when I'm gone. My problem is if I'm around she attacks the boobs. I'm tempted to let grandma watch her for the weekend so she weans :oops:

Eli and Sam's Mom 2 kids; North Carolina 408 posts
4th May '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" Does he use sippys at all? If not then I would start introducing a sippy and cups. I would pump and give ... [snip!] ... with a sippy then I would start to offer that with booby milk anytime he wants to nurse first, and hopefully he will catch on."


yes he has a sippy and he drinks regular milk also. He eats solid foods. So I have no idea why this is so difficult.

Eli and Sam's Mom 2 kids; North Carolina 408 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Roo & Sophie's mama:" I'm having the same issue. DD is 15 months and I've started leaving DD with DH or Grandma for a few hours ... [snip!] ... My problem is if I'm around she attacks the boobs. I'm tempted to let grandma watch her for the weekend so she weans :oops:"

I would love to do that but I have no one I can trust to leave my kids with.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23995 posts
status 4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Eli and Sam's Mom:</b>" yes he has a sippy and he drinks regular milk also. He eats solid foods. So I have no idea why this is so difficult."</blockquote>




Because its so comforting

Eli and Sam's Mom 2 kids; North Carolina 408 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Eli and Sam's Mom:</b>" yes he has a sippy and he drinks regular ... [snip!] ... milk also. He eats solid foods. So I have no idea why this is so difficult."</blockquote> Because its so comforting"


Yes I think that is what it is more than anything. When he gets hurt or upset that is when he really wants it.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Eli and Sam's Mom:" yes he has a sippy and he drinks regular milk also. He eats solid foods. So I have no idea why this is so difficult."


I think its hard because biologically babies want to nurse for about 3 years. So that is how their brain is hard wired.
That is like why its hard to get up with out enough sleep because biologically you need to sleep longer




He might have ramped up on nursing right now because a tooth or milestone is about to happen. If you are going to wean you might want to wait a week or two till this milestone is over with.