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

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about1335570.html"</blockquote>




Thank you

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
Jul 3rd '13
Quoting dream:" My younger son is 13m old and I have to keep reminding myself to offer him solids because I'm so used ... [snip!] ... :) I just can't imagine sitting and spoon feeding my kid for every meal starting at 6m or earlier. seems so tedious!"


After doing BLW with J and actually doing the baby food thing with the older kids....I wish someone would have enlightened me sooner!

Lady Blumensh9 33 kids; Yachats, Oregon 1524 posts
Jul 8th '13

Could a tongue/lip tie cause a toddler not to eat much solids or drink out of sippy/bottle/straw/spoon/or open cup? Not sure if I should be concerned that my DD (16 months) is still 95% breastfed and only eats about 2TBSP of solids a day and maybe 1/2 oz of liquid other than breast milk from tap. Not sure how to get her to eat more (I offer food ALL day) and I give her drinks throughout the day. She has a lip and tongue tie, but she has been gaining weight and meeting milestones so I'm not sure if they are the problem.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jul 9th '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" Could a tongue/lip tie cause a toddler not to eat much solids or drink out of sippy/bottle/straw/spoon/or ... [snip!] ... She has a lip and tongue tie, but she has been gaining weight and meeting milestones so I'm not sure if they are the problem."

Both my kids were like that at that age until a little past 18 months & then they got much more enthusiastic about trying other stuff. I never did sippies, we ended up using straws & open cups. As long as she is offered & she takes some & she is gaining fine, then I wouldn't sweat it.

usernametx Texas 19751 posts
Jul 9th '13

I've not been on here for ages, my nursling is nearly 4 :o I didn't feel long ago at all that he had just turned 3. My aversion has been quite intense recently but it's linked to hormones so i'm trying to help that with EPO. The aversion started when he was about 22 months and ever since it's come and gone, just now it spikes when i'm ovulating and again as AF is on the way. I'm hoping DS bf as long as he needs to, it's still wonderful for when he's sick or hurt but the rest of the time i limit it if the aversion is bad.

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59819 posts
Jul 12th '13
Quoting Lady Blumensh9:" Could a tongue/lip tie cause a toddler not to eat much solids or drink out of sippy/bottle/straw/spoon/or ... [snip!] ... She has a lip and tongue tie, but she has been gaining weight and meeting milestones so I'm not sure if they are the problem."


I 2nd everything that justanothamother said. As long as she's growing and hitting milestones. it's perfectly fine.



My oldest wasn't much interested in food until closer to 18m when I pushed it more because I was pg so my milk supply was getting lower. He didn't really gain much weight while I was pg (he's VERY active, so I assume burns his calories quickly), but was otherwise healthy and is a good eater now.



My youngest is 14m old and still 95% BFd, although he loves food and will eat whatever he can get his hands on. lol

dream 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Linz, Ob, Austria 59819 posts
Jul 12th '13
Quoting Mama*AtoZ:" I've not been on here for ages, my nursling is nearly 4 :o I didn't feel long ago at all that he had ... [snip!] ... as he needs to, it's still wonderful for when he's sick or hurt but the rest of the time i limit it if the aversion is bad. "


hi! :)



My oldest is almost 3.5 now. I'm ready for him to wean. I did wean him for about 3-4 weeks because I was tired of fighting with DH (who wanted me to wean on his 3rd birthday) but eventually we started back up again and we nurse here and there in secret.
:P



I actually even got to tandem nurse at the same time again the other day. It's a little more interesting now that they are both toddlers. lol

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
Jul 29th '13

I am 35+5 now so ready to really cut back on my 29month old's feedings. The past two days he has woken up late and wants to have a nap at like 5-6pm so I say no and don't nurse him. His crying and grabbing at me actually irritates me and makes it easier to deny him. I try to cuddle him and whatnot, but it just pisses him off more. After 45mins to an hour he gives up or I distract him with a snack. Now, if he wants to nap a decent hour, then I am ok with nursing him to sleep.
my Goal is to have him night weaned by the time baby arrives. I want him down to TWO sessions a day, one for his nap and one for bedtime. At the moment he still wants to nurse some during the night, which I just can't handle anymore, and I worry how I will deal when the newborn arrives. I hate making him cry, but he is so stubborn and I think that is the only way to cut back his feedings.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Jul 31st '13
Quoting Ivana, VBA2C hopeful:" I am 35+5 now so ready to really cut back on my 29month old's feedings. The past two days he has woken ... [snip!] ... the newborn arrives. I hate making him cry, but he is so stubborn and I think that is the only way to cut back his feedings. "

If your main goal is night nursing I'd be working hard on that & nothing else. Offer more during the day in the meantime, not less. If you overwhelm him with too many limits all at once you will see him push back harder. So you need to decide WHAT part matters most & focus on that or be prepared for him to fight you on the change even harder.

Booperelli 2 kids; Eaton Rapids, Michigan 8 posts
Aug 2nd '13

ahh guys help.




I'm trying to wean 333 because he starts freakin preschool in a month oh dear god they grow too fast



and he has started pooping in his pants again because he says he is a baby and he needs boobies :( what do I do?!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Aug 2nd '13
Quoting Booperelli:" ahh guys help. I'm trying to wean 333 because he starts freakin preschool in a month oh dear god they ... [snip!] ... too fast and he has started pooping in his pants again because he says he is a baby and he needs boobies :( what do I do?!"

How old is he? How many times a day has he been nursing? What technique are you using to try to wean? Why do you think you have to wean because he will be in preschool?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
Aug 3rd '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" If your main goal is night nursing I'd be working hard on that & nothing else. Offer more during ... [snip!] ... So you need to decide WHAT part matters most & focus on that or be prepared for him to fight you on the change even harder."

Actually, if I don't let him nurse to sleep he sleeps next to me all night without waking to latch! So I am glad for that. It has been about 3 nights of that and he seems to be getting it. As for daytime, he doesn't want to nurse more, he just limits it to his nap. So we are down to about 2-3 sessions every 24hrs and I am ok with that! It's just that it HURTS so much, so at this point I have to focus on me and how nursing makes me feel. If it didn't hurt I would nurse him freely on demand, but the pain is just too much at this point plus with a new baby coming, I would like to take some small break in between by limiting as many sessions as I can.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Aug 3rd '13
Quoting Ivana, VBA2C hopeful:" Actually, if I don't let him nurse to sleep he sleeps next to me all night without waking to latch! So ... [snip!] ... this point plus with a new baby coming, I would like to take some small break in between by limiting as many sessions as I can."

I totally get you wanting a break in between, I do, but I would be remiss not to mention that weaning him RIGHT before the birth is generally not recommended due to it causing issues with jealousy & reverting behaviors. Even though I respect completely you saying that you need to be mindful how it makes you feel, you won't feel any better if he is tantruming & making life hellish for you while you have a newborn either. :/ I struggled many times with nursing my older oen while waiting out my 2nd, but I am soooo glad I did, because the transition was beautiful & he instantly accepted the new baby & 3 1/2 yrs later is still just as sweet to his lil bro. We've never had a minute of jealousy. Sooooo worth teh sticking it through.



Have you tried time limits? So telling him he can nurse while a song plays & when ti is done, booboos go night night?

Ivana, VBA2C success! 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 6834 posts
Aug 7th '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" I totally get you wanting a break in between, I do, but I would be remiss not to mention that weaning ... [snip!] ... Have you tried time limits? So telling him he can nurse while a song plays & when ti is done, booboos go night night?"

Things are getting MUCH better actually and I do not want to fully wean him, just mainly night wean. He now nurses for a few minutes before bed and I tell him "ok go roll over next to daddy and sleep" and only once did he fight me on it, the rest of the time he unlatches, rolls over and is out within a minute! Then, even laying next to me he has not nursed at all during the night for a week straight now. He also has voluntarily cut out his morning nurse. He wakes up, and if he sees me asleep goes downstairs with his auntie, or I ask him if he wants to go have breakfast and he happily agrees. He still nurses for a nap of course and that is fine with me. :) The n****e pain is decreasing drastically so that really helps me as well, and when his sister arrives I plan on sitting on the couch nursing most of the day anyway, so if he wants to pop on next to her, I am totally fine with it! I always have oversupply anyway, so it could be helpful to have him nurse, too to prevent engorgement.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Aug 7th '13
Quoting Ivana, VBA2C hopeful:" Things are getting MUCH better actually and I do not want to fully wean him, just mainly night wean. ... [snip!] ... am totally fine with it! I always have oversupply anyway, so it could be helpful to have him nurse, too to prevent engorgement."

YAY. So good to hear things are getting easier! I wish you continued smooth sailing!!!!