Childhood Diseases

Posted by: charne24 | 2008-12-10




My daughter is now 14 months old. I am breastfeeding her, but I always said that I would like to stop at about 12 months. The problem is, she refuses to drink anything from, well anything. We have tried cups, spoons, and all the bottles, sippy cups on the market. I don' t want to stop all at once, as I feel this will be very traumatic for her. I would just like to know that when we are out at the beach or in the shops, that she can enjoy a cooldrink along with us. Her pediatrician suggested that I disappear for a day, and let someone else try offering her a drink. Hubby won' t really do that and there is no-one else I trust her with. (Stay at home mom) ANY advice would be appreciated.


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Posted by: S-p | 2008-12-11

I posted my weaning " story"  on the Breastfeeding support forum - so you can read it.

She stayed with my mom for a night, and that was the start - after that it took 2 weeks of a bit of crying etc, but now everything is fine! I stopped at 13 months, she is sleeping much better now!
Your situation is a bit different - with her not taking ANYTHING else - but the start would have to be leaving her with someone .... I hope you can convince Daddy to come to the party!

Good luck!

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