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Weaning or nursing strike?

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PurplePidjin Sat 08-Feb-14 18:29:11

DS is 15 months. He's down to one feed a day at bedtime, his choice. The last few nights he's come off the boob and cried - well, shouted, he's not hysterical and it lasts a matter of minutes - before settling to sleep. This mirrors his nap behaviour.

I'm on my second period since he was born, the first was a month ago and while he got a bit fussy he fed well again within a day or two.

I'll stop when he's ready, but is he? I don't want to start a new bedtime routine if he still wants milk, but for the last 3 days he's been asleep by 5:30 because normally he'd feed for 20 minutes! Help, please thanks

Twinsplusonesurprise Sat 08-Feb-14 23:12:48

Would you consider offering a cup of warm milk instead? If he wants to stop BF at least you'll know he's having some warmth before bed And maybe give him a cuddle and story? As you say 5.30om is quite early for bedtime Abs is be worried about night or early waking.

PurplePidjin Sun 09-Feb-14 03:27:15

Yeah, I'll do warm cows milk etc if needed no problem smile just need to establish if that's what he's after! He normally wakes for a nappy anyway and self settles (like now) then sleeps till 6'30-8:30 - he's just started walking everywhere so epic sleeping, for now anyhow!

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