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Anyone thought about letting their little one wean on their own has anyone ever done it how did it go? I figure I am going to be a stay at home mommy now so it would make it easier to do. Right now Aden nurses about 6- a million times a day. I nurse him on demand do some day a lot more than others. He also is not eating solids we offer but I guess he is not ready he does not want to eat. We mostly do baby lead solids so I give him a banana or steamed broccoli or whatever and say have at it lol. Puréed food at my house is like a circus lol that is hilarious and frustrating who knows I guess he will get there on his own time anyway what is your thoughts and or experiences?
I am going to let Olivia wean on her own to a point. I think when she is old enough to ask for it it gets a little weird. I LOVE my baby, but I have never enjoyed breastfeeding. Honestly. I hear all the time women tell me how amazing it was and so enjoyable and wonderful. For me it is and always has been strictly business. I wish I did enjoy it as a wonderful bonding moment but it's just something that needs to be done to me. It's another sacrifice I make to ensure she has the best I can provide for her. She's my everything and I try my best to do all I can for her.
...If I get mastitis one more time though I am seriously gonna quit.
...maybe.....easy to say now. lol
I feel you on the 6-a million times a day nursing thing. I am a SAHM mom and some days it feels like I am nothing more that a bag of milk LOL. But she is growing strong and getting more beautiful and mobile every day so it's worth it for her.
Secretly though, I can't WAIT to wean. But I'm not gonna rush it.
I am still unsure. I let my youngest son, Vinny self wean but he did right around his 1st birthday which I hear is rare. I might wean Kara around a year or let her self wean but I'm like you Emilie, there is a limit lol. I also don't think I can nurse through mastitis again but then again I said if I got it even once (I had it twice with Vinny) then I would stop but then I got it and still kept nursing lol.
Wife to Anthony since March 2004 and Mommy to 3 boys(Blake-6, Owen-4, & Vinny-2) and a little princess, Kara
I plan to wean Kyah around 1 year old too. Lol, I agree there is most definitely a limit!! I breastfed my oldest dd and got pregnant while breastfeeding her. She was 7 months at the time. She weaned herself around 11 months. So, I nursed her while pregnant. I don't know how I am going to go about weaning Kyah yet. I am thinking she will most likely wean herself....since that is what my oldest dd did o.O
BF is a touchy topic with me so I will start with some background
With my DD [Born in 2008 ], I gave her bottle of my pumped milk just too soon [when she was 1 month old ] as she suffered with pneumonia and was having trouble breastfeeding . After recovering she never took breast . But I was adamant to feed her with my milk at least for 1 year . So I exclusively pumped and she was on my milk till she was 1 [started solids at 6 months but was taking 4 oz bottle 4 times a day ] . I switched her to cows organic whole milk when she turned 1 and she was OK with it . So I don't have any experience on how she would have weaned.
BUT I hugely missed direct breastfeeding . Exclusive pumping was a nightmare and I cant believe now how I continued that for a year . At that time I would see other friends holding n BFing their kiddos and I would secretly cry . It was just about the hardest 1 year of my life with just about no emotional support from anyone what so ever
So this time around I am enjoying BFing just too much . I find it like 100 times easier than exclusive pumping . I will also attribute it to the nice support and help I got when I started BFing at the hospital from BFing consultants just after DS was born .
Now coming back to the weaning question . I am planning to not wean from my side . If I'll see DS getting distracted or disinterested , I'll try hard getting him back . I went back to work when he was 3 months old and was allowed to work from home . Now I go to office one day a week and pump there for next week . I am not sure how this setting will work out in the long run and I am hoping it does not affect my supply .
I am still not sure if I'll feel embarrassed to BF after DS is older than an year . I certainly dont need to BF in public every time . If needed , I always look for a private area where I can BF . I am hoping to BF at least till DS is 1.5 year old and I can go up to 2 years if he does not want to wean . This is what I think now . Lets see what happens !
I have no idea when or how she will wean. Right now I am frustrated because she wont ever take a bottle, and I would like a break occasionally. I would also like to be able to get out of the house alone without having to worry about making it home in time to feed her. I just want my body back. I don't want to quit breastfeeding either though. I know that I wont be able to do it forever, and since she is my last baby I want to keep going until she is done. When she is closer to a year old I am sure we will cut out some feedings after she is on mostly solid foods.
All my kids have weaned themselves and were all different! Alyssa lost interest at about 9 months, but Seth bf until well over 15 months. I can't see Micah weaning anytime soon. She does enjoy solids, but won't eat much at a time... maybe an ounce at most, so she still gets most of her calories from breastmilk.
With my older DS, I just stopped offering him the breast at a year and waited until he asked to nurse him. The more milk he drank from a sippy, the less he asked to nurse. He stopped asking completely around 14 months.
I'll probably use a similar strategy with Owen.
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I want to wean at a year. I might go a bit longer depending on how he is. I to agree there is a limit! And I also can't wait to stop lol but am in no rush! I truley enjoy the time and closeness with him but am excited to be able to actually sleep in again and go out for the day without having to pump lol I don't really know anything about weaning so well see I guess