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Aw: questions and made it to a year :)


Just needed to express my joy to some people who understand... we made it a we year breastfeeding with no formula at all! Initial goal was 3 months couldn't believe we went so strong for so long. :)

I've seen the other posts about weaning and are thrilled to know milk isn't 100 percent needed as I can't see him drinking a ton of it since we need to ween off bottle soon. He does good with a sippy but often does a "ahh" at the end of drinking (thanks to dh!) and dribbles it everywhere. He also just takes sips here and there.

So question:try to wean to whole milk and no bottle at same time or is one better to do first? If I drop pumping during day will my supply stick for night and am as long as he feeds?

As for weaning off the breast I am going to let him tell me when he's done. He still wakes up to nurse in middle of night (only thing that will put him back down)... daytime feeds are getting really short and seem much easier to drop for him.

Thanks ladies :)

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Re: Aw: questions and made it to a year :)

  • Congrats on making it a year! Personally, I've done WCM in a sippy cup while continuing BF and skipped using a bottle for it. I was also able to wean down to nursing just before nap and bedtime, while dropping the other feedings, without a problem. GL!


    **DD1 - 7/9/98**

    **DS - 11/9/00**

    **DD2 - 4/30/13**

  • Congrats! It is a huge accomplishment.
    I did one at a time for weaning during the day. I transitioned LO to almond milk first. I did this by mixing BM and almond milk in her bottles at DC. I started with less almond milk 25% and worked up to 100% almond milk in the course of 2 weeks. Once she adjusted to almond milk and would drink it straight I stopped the bottles. She was comfortable drinking water from a straw cup so I just put her milk in that. She took it well and had no issues.
    I have nursed AM and PM since LO was 13 months old. My supply is fine and I do not need to pump during the day.


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  • We got rid of the bottles at 11.5 months.  She started doing water from a straw cup at 6 months, and was so-so with the straw cup of milk at daycare (but did fine with it at home when DH had to give it to her).  We got rid of the bottle cold turkey, and she didn't even bat an eye - it was crazy!  It was like she knew it was game time and just went with the flow.  

    We did the 75/25, 50/50, 25/75 transition to WCM over 3 weeks after she turned a year old, no issues whatsoever.

    We still nurse morning and night, and occasionally during the day on weekends if she wants it... supply adjusted just fine!
  • We've been trying to transition during the day to WCM and sippys at the same time and it's not going too well. LO used to drink 6 oz bottles, but he'll only sip an oz or 2 from the sippy (BM or WCM). I'm wondering if others have experienced this.
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  • Congratulations on 1 year! My vote is no bottles, just sippy cup for WCM. DS is the same with "ahhhh" but thankfully he mostly does it with water only and not milk.
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  • We've been trying to transition during the day to WCM and sippys at the same time and it's not going too well. LO used to drink 6 oz bottles, but he'll only sip an oz or 2 from the sippy (BM or WCM). I'm wondering if others have experienced this.

    We went through the same thing, so we stuck with bottles until  my freezer stash was gone (13mo) and then did the cold turkey sippy transition with WCM. Since milk isn't necessary, I really could care less how much of it LO drinks - she now eats well and drinks water when she's thirsty.


    Thanks! I was thinking this had to be the case at some point.
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  • Our babies have the same birthday. I'm really no help just wanted to say congrats! I love nursing DD now, it's so much faster!

    Lferr417
  • Seriously 3-4 minutes and hes done and off!

    Night time different story but I think we are on our road to weaning during the day... so bittersweet!!

     

    Thanks Ladies for your comments and support!

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    Me and DH - 26years old; IF DX: PCOS, Hypothyroid/Hashimotos(me)
    IVF #1 April 2012- 15 ER (4/13), 13 Fertilized, 1 transfered (4/16), 3 frozen
    Beta #1(4/28)-127 Beta #2(4/30)-301 Beta #3(5/7)-5570!!
    First ultrasound showed 1 strong little heart beat! (5/25) 7/16.. ITS A BOY!
    Brayden Nicholas Born Dec 29 2012 - 7 lbs 10 oz 20 in
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