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Old 08-01-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Sad i think my Baby is weaning :(

My DD is 11.5 months and the last 3-4 days she will only nurse when tired before nap before bed and first thing in the morning during the day she wants brother's sippy cup or a bottle and wont nurse more than a few minutes I don't want her to wean the though of it makes me sad

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Old 08-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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Re: Sad i think my Baby is weaning :(

If you don't want her to wean, just keep offering. Lots of babies this age slow down on the nursing (just part of being fascinated with this big ol' world and all the things there are to do in it ) or just cut back. My 15 month old is only nursing in the morning and night, and maybe for a nap, and has been doing that for about 4 months now. My girls both did the same thing, and my eldest weaned herself in December, while my 3 year old is still nursing (once every few days or so). IMHO, babies don't self wean that early (lots of babies DO wean because of outside influences). If you keep offering, she'll likely keep at it, even if she does seem like she's near stopping.

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I hope she at least keeps nursing some of the time I will keep trying she will nurse when tired and wanting to sleep so that's 3 x a day 2 naps and bedtime
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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Re: Sad i think my Baby is weaning :(

It could be a nursing strike of sorts. Try taking a warm bath together. It's hard to babies to resist in the bathtub!
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Thanks I'll try a bath tomorrow
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:34 AM   #6
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Re: Sad i think my Baby is weaning :(

Mine had a nursing strike like that around 10 months. I would have to give him a bottle w/ pumped milk for a minute or two and then give him the breast.

Most babies won't wean until much older. So it's probably either a slow down (but not weaning) or a nursing strike. Good luck to you.

If you're wanting to wean, however, now is probably a good time, before the strike is over.
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My guy cut back a lot at that time. I think he was just more distracted and becoming more independent, so he was focused on other things. He definitely wasn't ready to wean, though... and now he's going through another growth spurt/developmental change and has been wanting to nurse a ton (he turned one last month).
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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She's not weaning! It's natural for babes in her age group to get distracted because their 'awareness bubble' gets considerably larger at this time. I noticed you're expecting too....this could play a part in her pattern change. Just offer, as you would any other 'food' and know that once the baby is born, she will probably increase nursing and help with engorgement!

BTW, big kudos for nursing while preggo!

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Old 08-09-2011, 02:05 PM   #9
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She is nursing better this week is taking 2 bottles and nursing all other feedings and happy and content after nursing she will not nurse in a room with other people but is doing good when I'm home with her
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