Weaning a 15 month old

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Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Penguin » Thu May 26, 2016 3:10 pm

Weaning a 15 month old?

Until 30 min ago Thi thought of weaning C had never occurred to me. All the milk I pumped in the lasr week will prob need to be tossed from the meds.

I can't bf her at the moment. It has just occurred to me that maybe the balance has tipped and my needs are greater than hers.

Thoughts? How do I actually do it ?
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Re: Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Esther » Thu May 26, 2016 4:05 pm

Are you feeding, or pumping?
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Re: Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Penguin » Thu May 26, 2016 6:01 pm

Esther wrote:Are you feeding, or pumping?

Pumping, and probably dumping. Parla was going to check with Rodney for. me
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Re: Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Esther » Thu May 26, 2016 6:15 pm

Good plan with Rodney
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Re: Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Gwen's Mum » Thu May 26, 2016 8:21 pm

Some 15 month olds are actually pretty cruisey about weaning, even if it wasn't their idea in the first place - so it might be that C is relatively okay with it happening. In which case, the "how" is kind of taken care of.

The other part of the equation is you and your boobs and your feelings, and looking after those so that you don't suffer any ill effects from too-fast weaning. Ideally slow and steady wins this particular race, so dropping a pump at a time might help with the adjustment.

There's also a chance C might just carry on feeding as though nothing happened, even after a break and even if you haven't kept up pumping. Some babies and toddlers are just very committed to the cause. Is that something that would sit okay with you, if it did happen?
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Re: Weaning a 15 month old

Postby Esther » Thu May 26, 2016 8:31 pm

I also seem to remember JennyD talking about gradually reducing the pumping time, rather than dropping feeds?
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