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Old 11-09-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Wanting to wean...

I want to start weaning dd(16 months) but the main issue is that she doesn't really drink from a cup that much and isn't a fan of milks. She doesn't like cow's milk and seems to like lactaid a little better but still hasn't drank even a full cup of it. She is down to about 4-6 nursing sessions a day and completely night weaned. I'm just looking for the next best step. I feel like I'm at my wits end

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Old 11-13-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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Where you're at now, I'd try a 'don't offer, don't refuse' policy.
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basically give it to her if she wants it? Otherwise don't worry about it?
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As long as she has 3-4 nursing sessions in 24 hours you don't need to worry about any extra dairy.

I have decided to start weaning my 18 month old. I just cut him back to morning, lunch and dinner. He also eats a yobaby yogurt most days. I just introduced milk in a sippy cup and he will drink a few ounces.

So, I wouldn't worry about the nutrition side of it as long as she gets 4 servings of dairy a day (breastmilk, cheese, yogurt, cow milk-all count).

Here is what I am doing (no flames this is not child led weaning ). I personally decided which nursing sessions to keep. Now if he tries to lift my shirt at any other time I offer snacks, water, toys, or an activity. I have also gently told him "It's not time for nursing" or "all gone" if he persists. He has actually done VERY well! I just started Saturday, though. LOL
In a few weeks I hope to eliminate the lunchtime nurse.

It also helped me to write out a schedule to refer to with meals and snacks written out. My goal is to keep him full and satisfied.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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Re: Wanting to wean...

I'm jealous you have her night weaned! My alomost 17 month old still wakes a lot to nurse at night.

I'd also go with the "Don't offer, don't refuse" plan.

Have you tried soy milk?
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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I use meyenburg goat milk(powdered) very convenient! vitaminshoppe.com. My LO loves the taste and I love that it's so close to breastmilk and so natural! I also add infant liquid vitamin drops to it.
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