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April 2nd, 2014, 08:22 AM
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Hi ladies,
I'm thrilled to have made it to 17 months with my little nursling , but I've decided it's time to wean her. I'm not happy about it, but I've had two early pregnancy losses in the last 6 months and I want to do everything I can to support my next pregnancy.
I've heard about the lemon trick, and distraction and substitution. Any other tips out there? Stupid me just taught her to sign for it when she wants mommy's milk, so she asks for it a lot when we're home. We usually only nurse right after work, before bed and in the mornings on weekends. DH is super supportive and willing to do whatever he needs to do to help make the transition smooth. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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April 3rd, 2014, 01:58 PM
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I have not heard of the lemon trick. Is that just putting lemon juice on your nipples so it tastes bad to them?I think the other things you mentioned are everything I would suggest. I would take it slow to be careful about engorgement and mastitis.Good luck and congrats for making it so far!
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April 7th, 2014, 08:35 PM
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When I weaned we were only night nursing. I cut out day time nursing by distracting and giving her something to eat/drink, eventually she just gave it up. Night time wasn't so easy. There was a few rough nights, but we found tickling worked. Where we would just gently rub our fingers over her face/legs/arms/belly & she'd fall asleep. Now, that is how she falls asleep. Good luck & awesome job :-)
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April 8th, 2014, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for the support and ideas, ladies! Rachel, the lemon trick is just what you said. I guess it convinces the LO that the milk now tastes yucky so they just stop asking for it. Unfortunately, my daughter loves the taste of lemon!!!
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April 8th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Thanks for the support and ideas, ladies! Rachel, the lemon trick is just what you said. I guess it convinces the LO that the milk now tastes yucky so they just stop asking for it. Unfortunately, my daughter loves the taste of lemon!!!
You could also try vinegar.
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April 9th, 2014, 05:24 AM
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Sometimes placing a bandaid over the nipple will work for some. How often is she nursing now? Slowly weaning will be less stressful for both of you. Start with one nursing session per day and distract her if she asks to nurse at that feeding. If you feel really uncomfortable, hand express just until you feel comfortable again. Let your supply regulate to the missed feeding (usually a few days) and then pick another nursing session and drop that one the same way. Repeat until all are dropped. I would eliminate the easier ones first and save the hardest ones (usually bedtime and first thing in the morning) for last.
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