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Old 12-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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Still no af 21 months & need some tips on 'gentle' weaning...

He'll be 21 months on the 28th and no af in sight STILL. Obviously, bfing is a darn good bc for us! We haven't used any bc at all the past several months because honestly, I wouldn't mind having one more baby... And, I have to say, I am really feeling ready to wean... But I don't want him upset and take it away cold turkey like some people have suggested.. namely my mom! ACK! One of my friends suggested putting lemon juice on my nipples so he wouldn't want to nurse and I did do that one time and he just cried so pitifully when he even looked at my breast.. he was just devastated so I will NOT be trying that again! I need some gentle approaches to helping him along to wean..
I also am wondering for those of you that bfing kept af away like this.. how long did it take for her to return once you weaned? I'm not getting any younger here... will be 36 in may!
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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I will definitely be taking notes. Our daughter is almost 21m and there is no end in sight. I wouldn't mind having my body back for a little while b/f having another one!!!
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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I will definitely be taking notes. Our daughter is almost 21m and there is no end in sight. I wouldn't mind having my body back for a little while b/f having another one!!!
Exactly! I truly envy these mama's that get af while they are nursing.. wonder why my body doesn't work like that???
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Exactly! I truly envy these mama's that get af while they are nursing.. wonder why my body doesn't work like that???
LOL well I envy you and the other moms who don't get AF while BFing.
I got mine back exactly 2 mths after DD was born and I was doing the classic things co-sleeping ,no artificial nipples or pacifiers, baby was getting nothing but BM,no gripe water , medicines ,etc.
As for weaning I have no advice my DD is still breastfeeding at almost 29 mths.
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I didnt get AF back until DS was 9months & got pg my 1st cycle with DD I got it back at 15months. 21months is totally normal.

As for weaning we Child Led Wean so I have no advice, sorry!
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Exactly! I truly envy these mama's that get af while they are nursing.. wonder why my body doesn't work like that???
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My ds will be 21 mo on the 4th and I still havent seen AF and would LOVE o wean but he has absolutely no desire. He still nurses several times a day and every 2-3 hours at night I wopuld loe to end the night nursing but he flips if I even try to elay a feeding by a few minutes. God luck mama and if something gentle works, please let us know
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Re: Still no af 21 months & need some tips on 'gentle' weaning...

Maybe you don't have to wean, you could try night-weaning first? I just night-weaned DD, she's 18 mos, and 2 weeks later I got my first PP AF.

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Old 12-26-2007, 05:48 PM   #9
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My ds will be 21 mo on the 4th and I still havent seen AF and would LOVE o wean but he has absolutely no desire. He still nurses several times a day and every 2-3 hours at night I wopuld loe to end the night nursing but he flips if I even try to elay a feeding by a few minutes. God luck mama and if something gentle works, please let us know
WOW!! We are in the same exact shoes!! My ds nurses in this same pattern! I hear of so many just bfing for naps and bedtime, I wish it was like that for us! My child is addicted to his booby! It's so good to see someone else has an older baby that nurses this much like mine!
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:39 PM   #10
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Re: Still no af 21 months & need some tips on 'gentle' weaning...

My *almost* 28 month old has no desire to wean. She loves her "boobie".

I am also nursing my 9 month old.

I want AF to stay away as long as possible.
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