NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts28th Jun
Quoting justanothamotha:" To me BLW is following baby's cues on what you do. MLW is following what mom has decided. Weaning also ... [snip!] ... means introducing solids. I practice what I call child lead weaning, meaning I don't anticipate a baby will wean from breast."
I think I am practicing mother led because I do want him to be able to cut back from me big time in a few weeks when I go back to work. I've been offering the sippy everyday and he will sometimes take a couple ounces of either water or milk after dinner. I just want him to get used to drinking from something else besides me, and I don't pump. But we continue to night nurse and before and after bed. Days have become mostly before meals and naps but he will latch on here or there for a few minutes I think out of pure habit, lol. I guess it would be a totally different situation if he already took a bottle of either breast milk or formula. I perhaps wouldn't be anticipating such a change coming up soon.
justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts28th Jun
Quoting Mama❍:" I think I am practicing mother led because I do want him to be able to cut back from me big time in ... [snip!] ... if he already took a bottle of either breast milk or formula. I perhaps wouldn't be anticipating such a change coming up soon. "Well to some degree I do a blending. I did night wean my kids at around 2....but I never had the intent of encouraging them to stop entirely & tried to tread carefully that they never got that message. I introduced nursing manners & limits to make it work longer term, rather than to end up feeling tapped out & ending it sooner, particularly with working. You really won't know how it will play it with returning to work until you do & then you just take it from there.
The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19951 postsstatus 29th Jun
Quoting justanothamotha:" I think likely because there is little to no advantage to a child's health past a year to continue to ... [snip!] ... are willing to go it remains the healthiest choice you can make from a biology standpoint. The same cannot be said for formula."
what if you are using breast milk in bottles? This is what I'm planning to do while working and I had hoped to do for as long as possible.
justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts29th Jun
Quoting Destiel:" what if you are using breast milk in bottles? This is what I'm planning to do while working and I had hoped to do for as long as possible."I gave my first breastmilk in bottles (the only way he'd take it) until 20 months while I was at work...then he started refusing them & that was that. *I* never said a child should be off a bottle, I was just clarifying WHY someone would say a baby should be off a bottle, yet say continuing on the breast is fine. My ds would take other things in cups, but he'd only take breastmilk from a bottle & when he quit the bottle, he wouldn't take breastmilk from a cup or any way but from the b**b.