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bouncysmiley Wed 17-Oct-12 20:05:06

For all those who BF past 12 months when/ why did you stop?

RightUpMyRue Wed 17-Oct-12 20:10:40

We carried on for another year until she was about 2. I stopped because I'd had enough. We were down to one feed a day (bedtime) and I felt the time was right for us stop.

designerbaby Wed 17-Oct-12 20:18:52

DD2 and I got to 19 months. She was also down to bedtime only (and the odd morning). I kind of felt like she wasn't taking much any more and she could happily drink from a cup.

Then I had a long weekend away with work, which seemed like a natural break. She had her milk from a cup happily with Daddy no problems, so...

It took a bit of a bedtime routine adjustment, but no-one was upset... It felt like the right time, somehow.

Ok. I was a bit upset... blushsad

But life moves on, and much as I'd have liked to, I couldn't keep her a baby forever.

I'd have loved to have made it up until we visited my anti-BFing father-in-law in SA, just to be able to scandalise him by BFing by almost-two-year-old in his lounge "in front if the staff". grin

db
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mamij Wed 17-Oct-12 20:21:40

15 months for DD1. We came back from a long haul flight and she naturally stopped herself (we were down to bed time feed anyway). I felt sad, but then was pregnant with DD2, so would have probably stopped anyway!

fraktion Wed 17-Oct-12 20:23:09

18mo, still going and will until he weans himself. To borrow another MNers line 'before he goes to University'.

It just feels right to keep going. He still asks, it's quick and cheap, amazing for calming or soothing when he's dick or crotchety or annoying people on a train...

The day he or I cannot take it any more we'll leave it Uni then I'll just do tomorrow what I'm doing today.

Asmywhimsytakesme Wed 17-Oct-12 22:19:40

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MoelFammau Thu 18-Oct-12 01:18:27

Still going at 17mo but I do wish sometimes that DD would lose interest. She seems to have recently developed quite an obsession with 'booboos' and is constantly stuffing her hand down my top and demanding to be fed.

Any tips for withdrawing, but without upset? She started nursery yesterday and I don't want to put her through to many upheavals...

pickledparsnip Thu 18-Oct-12 01:20:50

Nearly 3 years...and still no sign of stopping. Getting rather fed up to be honest.

howcomes Thu 18-Oct-12 01:29:15

Oh god pickledparsnip I think ds is going to be the same sad he's almost two and a half and is still a total milk monster.

ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight Thu 18-Oct-12 01:43:32

DS2 was the same, i got fed up as well. DP started taking him out on weekends all day to give me a break and bit by bit he weaned off, still shows interest now and again (a LOT) hands down top, shouting 'boobies' ... i just say 'None left, boobie milk is only for tiny babies, and you're a big boy now'

Also being at nursery helped smile

Sorry to hear of so many people getting fed up, it can kind of take over your life when they won't take expressed in a bottle, like DS, but he weaned onto a cup REALLY quickly

MigGril Thu 18-Oct-12 06:54:23

DD 2 years 10 months. I was pregnant with DS and she started losing interest so we encouraged her to stop as I was sore at that point and wanted a break. she was only have one feed at bedtime.

DS is almost 2 years, I'm planning on letting him self wean.

vvviola Thu 18-Oct-12 06:58:55

She's almost 14 months and I'm talking about stopping. Mainly on medical advice - she has food allergies & is very sensitive to what I eat, and we're trying to track down a mystery allergen.

Of course, she's just increased the amount she feeds, we're not sure if the Pepti junior caused a reaction (could have been teeth/something else) and she's not a fan of bottles. It may take some time grin

I think I will be quite upset when we stop, but on the flip side, I do feel I'm nearly ready anyway...

NAR4 Thu 18-Oct-12 14:29:59

My daughter was 19 months and didn't like the milk any more (due to my pregnancy I guess). I feel really sad about it, especially because she still wants to get them out and cuddle them, just not actually feed. She seems to miss them too. She sometimes forgets and has the odd suckle, only to pull away in disgust, seemingly at the taste.

bouncysmiley Thu 18-Oct-12 19:10:48

Did those of you who stopped find you piled on the pounds as well or does it not make a difference after so long?

MigGril Thu 18-Oct-12 22:25:17

vvviole, have you done an elimination diet at all?

I only ask as I had to do one for myself a number of years ago for migraines. and if you're DD is reacting to something in your diet still then you doing a full elimination diet would probably help fine out what is causing the problem. it's probably better health wise for you're child then switching her to a hypoallergenic formula.

Wigeon Thu 18-Oct-12 22:29:23

Stopped with DD2 at 14 months. She was down to once a day (bedtime), and I just thought I probably would prefer not to be feeding her once she could ask for it (in words or gestures). She didn't seem hugely bothered either way (she would happily take cow's milk from DH). I thought it was quite nice that it seemed to be stopping my periods returning, but then my periods did come back, so that was the final push to definitely stop feeding her! I think she would have continued if I'd've wanted, but on the other hand she didn't really seem to notice that we'd stopped.

I didn't pile on the pounds afterwards either.

vvviola Fri 19-Oct-12 04:46:06

Oh yes MigGril I'm on an elimination diet, but there's still something causing problems occasionally and we can't figure out if it's something I'm eating or something she's having. And seeing as I was vaguely thinking about it already, I didn't fight the paediatrician when she suggested stopping.

Although, as I said, DD seems to have other ideas!

MigGril Fri 19-Oct-12 06:19:06

is it a total elimination though. when I did mine all I could eat was, turkey u and rice for about four Weeks before slowly introducing anything else (there probably was a couple of other things you could eat but not much).

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