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How to stop breastfeeding 14 month old

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PebbleTTC Sat 06-Aug-16 14:21:37

Hi all, I would like to stop breastfeeding soon does anyone know the best way to do this? He only feeds morning and evening during the week and then at weekends might have 1 additional feed during the day.

user1482420029 Mon 02-Jan-17 17:28:57

Hello, did you have any luck with this? I have the same issue with my 14 month old. During the day she's fine but at night she's waking constantly and only settles when I'm nursing her. It's driving me crazy & so tired...even more so because I'm 12 weeks pregnant.

My sister in law gave me the worst advice ever. We've taken a massive step back. Coming from someone who never breastfed she kept telling us to leave her in the cot and cry it out. Well...it was awful. My daughter was wheezing. Shortly after she was sick! Whereas before I could leave her inside the cot, she's now terrified of it and sees it that I'm leaving her. She'll only sleep next time now and I'm angry for listening to pressurised advice from someone who doesn't understand x

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 05-Jan-17 21:18:10

Oh user that's awful, how is your little girl now?

Were you wanting to reduce night feeds, night wean or stop bfing altogether?

BlueParrott Fri 06-Jan-17 13:33:50

Hello my son is 18 months and I stopped bf at 14 months. At 14 months he will feeding in the morning only before I went to work and maybe once through the night. I stopped by basically not offering. I changed the morning routine and didn't offer him boob and after a few days he stopped pulling at my shirt. Very occasionally he will still have a night feed but this is maybe once every couple of weeks so I can cope with that. I think he will get bored of that too.

Latium123 Sat 07-Jan-17 15:50:09

I stopped BFing my DD when she was 15 months so similar age to yours. Basically, I had it down to just a morning and before bedtime BF and we did that for a few months once I went back to work. Then I gradually removed the morning BF, just stopped offering it and gave her a cup of cows milk with breakfast instead. I carried on doing the bedtime BF for a while after that. Then I started to offer her a cup of cows milk at bed time and then a quick BF afterwards. She gradually switched to taking more of the cows milk and less breast milk. By the time we were ready to stop altogether she was only taking a small amount once a day and mainly for comfort right before going to sleep. Then I just stopped offering the BF at night. For approx one week she fought against it, pulled my top, tried to BF and got upset but once I was committed to stopping I just held my ground with it. DH helped more with bedtimes at that point. After about a week of this she just accepted it and we had no problems at all. My milk dried up pretty easily and I had no engorgement or discomfort because I did it so gradually. I was also four months PG by the time I stopped altogether. Good luck.

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