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I want to stop bf toddler dd, but carry on with baby ds

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TiredyCustards Thu 20-Jun-13 08:21:26

Any advice?

Dd is 2.10, has always refused to try cow's milk, goat's milk, soya milk, etc. She has 1 bfeed at bedtime, and is fine without it if I'm not there.

I suggested last night that she might want a different drink, she didn't understand at first, then burst into tears sad

Are there any story books out there to help?

If not ... care to help me write one for us?

Ds is only 10 months so don't really want to stop feeding him yet.

Perhaps I should give up altogether when ds turns 1?

TiredyCustards Thu 20-Jun-13 20:05:27

Bump - anyone managed this?

TiredyCustards Fri 21-Jun-13 07:33:54

Seems not!

MarilynMoanroe Fri 21-Jun-13 07:57:50


I'm a Breastfeeding peer supporter, I can ask one of my colleagues re a story book/suggestions - so I can post their reply a bit later.

What I would suggest is a gradual transition so you can ease your dd onto a routine that suits you without making dd feel like she is being abruptly barred from the breast. My youngest still settles on my chest of an evening (he is 3) and uses boob as a pillow. I understand this must be difficult where you have a young ds to contend with.

What does your dd enjoy other than the boob? Could you go to the library and choose some fave books and set up a compensation prize? Such as special "mum and dd" story time, one to one? Could you involve dd with purchasing a special evening cup, in her favourite theme/character?

Can I ask whether you currently feed both at the same time in the evening?

noblegiraffe Fri 21-Jun-13 08:01:03

Can dad do bedtime?

TiredyCustards Fri 21-Jun-13 15:25:09

Thank you both - Marilyn a story book would be brilliant, if such a thing exists! I'm thinking a special cup perhaps, but what to put in it, she won't touch any other milk!

noble we are adapting the routine so she might drop off between stories with dad and me finishing ds's bedtime, which is when I read her stories.

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