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Old 08-22-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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weaning help!

Dd is 18 months and I'm wanting to wean. She isn't of course of course ready to wean but it needs to be done for personal reasons.

She still nurses on demand and several times daily and at night. I have tried cutting her back with no luck . She does take milk from a sippy just fine but wants me most of the time...especially for dozing off.

I have no clue how to go about this. I try telling her no, or stinky boobs, etc and she literally gets enraged and hits at my trying to rip my shirt off! She don't give up and will throw a fit until I give in.


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Old 08-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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I want to wean with my 18 month old but she's teething her two year molars. A mom friend of mine said that she couldn't have imagine weaning when her Dd was 18 months but at 2, weaning easy and painless. Apparently a huge emotional growth spurt happened at 2 for her dd. this gives me hope so I'm going to wait till my dd is done teething. Her 2 year molars will be her last teeth.
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She has 4 molars , one on each side. H that's all she should have for a while correct? She's been extra clingy lately so maybe a second set of molars are coming?
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Re: weaning help!

Here's a timeline on teeth.
http://blog.hillreport.com/wp-conten...baby+teeth.jpg
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Keep in mind that this is a general timeline. My DD got her first two teeth at 3 months, then had 8 teeth by 8 months. This is clearly her two year molars.
I think my dd's clinginess is from teething so weaning now would be a complete nightmare.
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Hmm...maybe she's getting her canines.
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Re: weaning help!

I weaned my dd around that age b/c things were getting ugly...she was hitting me, pinching me, scratching me, biting me, throwing fits if I couldn't nurse her immediately...
I ended up rubbing lemon juice on my nipples. It made it "her choice" to stop nursing, and we were done in 2-3 days. It didn't harm her, and I think we had gotten all the benefits that we were going to get out of nursing at that point. It greatly improved our relationship at that point, b/c she stopped throwing tantrums over every little thing.
Good luck, it wasn't an easy choice, and I felt crummy for doing that. But, she took it extremely well and after it was done, she was so much more pleasant and agreeable. I was then able to hug and comfort her, it's not like I stopped helping her calm down when she was upset.
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I weaned my dd around that age b/c things were getting ugly...she was hitting me, pinching me, scratching me, biting me, throwing fits if I couldn't nurse her immediately...
I ended up rubbing lemon juice on my nipples. It made it "her choice" to stop nursing, and we were done in 2-3 days. It didn't harm her, and I think we had gotten all the benefits that we were going to get out of nursing at that point. It greatly improved our relationship at that point, b/c she stopped throwing tantrums over every little thing.
Good luck, it wasn't an easy choice, and I felt crummy for doing that. But, she took it extremely well and after it was done, she was so much more pleasant and agreeable. I was then able to hug and comfort her, it's not like I stopped helping her calm down when she was upset.
Thanks for the lemon juice tip, I'm going to put that in my back pocket for when we're ready to wean.
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Re: weaning help!

Try reading "Mothering your nursing toddler" and "How weaning happens". Both talk about gentle ways to wean.
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