It's been a seriously difficult week in the world of weaning. Literally all of the information out there that I've found in the past week has been conflicting, and needless to say my milk has not dried up yet.
I'm on my seventh day of taking Sudafed, my seventh day of bound breasts, I've worn a snug bra to bed for the past week, and this is my third day of round the clock cabbage leaves. My boob (yes, singular, one of them is… Continue
Added by Lindsey Mommy on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm —
I am in the beginning stages of weaning Garrett off the breast. The past month it seems I've had nothing but issues... Clogged ducts, supply dropping, etc. Not to mention Garrett really doesn't want to nurse anymore, he's too distracted and independent.…
Added by Lindsey Mommy on May 28, 2014 at 10:30am —
Breastfeeding Awareness Month Continue
is here! As I found via the Blogging Mama's Network, A Mama Collective
is hosting a link-up for the occasion
. For my Breastfeeding Awareness Month post, I know I could go on and…
Added by Danialle Birdwell on August 15, 2013 at 5:00pm —
When I took my son to his 18 month old check up, my son was happily sucking on his pacifier when the doctor walked him. She took it out of his mouth so that she could look into his mouth and he kept telling her that he wanted he wanted his “paci” back. She told him that if he could ask for it,… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 12, 2013 at 3:37pm —
Kinsey girl is 10 months old now (wowzers!), and I have come a long way in the foodie department since I last talked about it here. We went with a hybrid version of Baby Led Weaning, because I am a total nutcase every time Kinsey gags or makes choking noises. The theory makes sense. Teach your kid to chew before teaching them to swallow…I support it, but I also wanted solid foods to be an opportunity… Continue
Added by Katie Krongard on January 10, 2013 at 1:00pm —
I am from a family restaurant background but I'll never be a short order cook- never! I just don't believe in it and now my family can blame my folks. My parents owned and managed small restaurants that required tons of hard work, elbow grease, no vacations, zero free weekends, and lots of dish washing. But oh, did I eat well!
My dad took care of a steak house and my mom took care of a small fifteen table Korean restaurant- so any type of food I wanted, I could plead for, and… Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on July 20, 2012 at 10:54am —
I like to say "round" instead of stage or trial, since we're in this for the long baby led weaning fight. We'll be patient and we'll be diligent in our efforts. I say "we" but it is really like a boxing match- it all depends on the other person (in this case: Bambina). Even though I'm being a rebel by skipping all the purees and cereals, I am taking the usual 3-4 days in between introducing new foods in case there are any funky allergic-like reactions.
Sillyboy, as an infant,… Continue
Added by Karen LunchingMomma on June 28, 2012 at 6:28pm —
I've been writing about my adventures in weaning my almost two year old daughter from da Boob. It's her most favorite thing ever! She gets so excited when I whip that sucker out. She loves it so much that she will volunteer "more boo boo peess mama" (translation - more boob please mama) without any coaching from me. I started the process of weaning her about two weeks ago starting with the middle of the night feedings. Things were going pretty good. By the end of that first week I could say… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 31, 2011 at 1:53am —
When I started my journey to wean Izzy a week ago I was anticipating less sleep than I was getting. The first few days wasn't too bad. I was seeing progress so I was more than willing to go through the day more on the tired side as long as I kept seeing improvements. By the fifth night I the lack of sleep was getting to me. Even though Izzy was able to get some sleep I wasn't from spending most of my night in That Blasted Chair. I was irritated and some (okay most) of the frustration was… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 21, 2011 at 1:51pm —
Last night was the best one yet. I hope I don't jinx myself. We had the same bedtime routine, milk, snack, diaper change and a story before bedtime. She had a little bit of nursing and was out in about 10 minutes. The only time she woke up was for about 5 minutes around 11:45pm because she was cold. After a little bit of back rubbing and a warm blanket she was fast asleep until 4am.
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:28pm —
This past week I've been focused on one thing. No, that's not entirely accurate. My focus with Izzy has been on one thing. My goal is to wean her completely from nursing. She is turning two the second week of September and I would like for her to no longer be nursing for any amount of time by then. That might be an unreasonable deadline so at the very latest before we relocate to WA in October.…
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:53am —
Last night was my fourth night at weaning Izzy from the middle of the night nursing. On the third night there was no crying or asking for the boob she just had a little trouble falling back to sleep. I was hoping, praying and crossing my fingers that last night would be at least the same or better. I was sadly mistaken. I recently put my foot down to wean Izzy by her second birthday which is less than a month away. The only times she nurses is before bed, before a nap and during the night. You… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 17, 2011 at 2:10pm —
“There is nothing sadder than finding yourself overwhelmingly homesick for a place which
doesn’t exist anymore”…
Added by Nicole on April 21, 2011 at 7:30pm —
I gave myself a deadline, if you will, for weaning Aidan from breastfeeding. I did this because I am a planner and I like to do things in a well thought out and calculated manner. Giving myself the deadline of Memorial Day Weekend planted a seed in my mind that said in March and April I needed to pump pump pump and freeze as much breast milk as possible so that he could still have breast milk, just not from the “tap.” Then, in May, I’d start replacing one breastfeeding with a bottle in a… Continue
Added by Lauren Blackford (LaurDoone) on March 13, 2011 at 9:33am —
When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am —
When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly excepting another woman’s choices, though not in agreement with your own, and without… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 12:30am —
I am all about breastfeeding. My first child I breastfed for a year. My second I only did it for about a month. (I really regret that but I suffered from post partum depression and never even wanted to get out of bed, let alone feed my baby. Thank God for my husband and mother in law!) My third I was able to nurse for about 17 months. I finally gave up because I was pregnant with my fourth, and well, just exhausted from everything.
So now I am proudly breastfeeding my fourth, going… Continue
Added by Michelle on December 15, 2010 at 1:40pm —
So you want to know what all the fuss is about in Rapley's… Continue
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 2:59pm —
Today is quite a special day — I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!
When I started breastfeeding, I didn’t have a goal in mind of how long I wanted to do it. I had such breastfeeding problems during the first two weeks with sore nipples, all I was concerned with was learning how to breastfeed correctly so it would stop hurting so much. Thinking about how long I was going to do it was furthest from my mind, all I… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2010 at 12:04pm —
How To Wean Your Nursing Toddler Naturally May 1, 2009
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Tags: breastfeeding, milk, mommy, mother, natural, nursing, toddler, weaning
Had this article published recently. Hope some of my experiences help you!
How To Wean A Nursing Toddler
There is nothing more wonderful than a mother who is willing and able to nurse her baby. Aside from the emotional and physical… Continue
Added by Annette Simmons on May 25, 2009 at 8:07pm —