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Advice needed about stopping breastfeeding please.

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Nottalotta Tue 06-Sep-16 18:52:49

Ds is 13 months. He was ebf, and has recently started having cows milk at bedtime and in the morning. He doesn't bf at all during the day, but will a bit at bedtime (starts with milk, then wants bf, then milk - i think the milk is easier for him than bf now) I feed him when he wakes up at night, can be once, can be for bloody ages. And in the morning. I get an extra 30-60 minutes in bed if I lay and leave him to feed on and off. Otherwise wed be up 4/5 am atm.
I am wondering how to go about stopping altogether. I'm 19 wks pregnant and want a break and don't want to be feeding two.

I think I could manage not to feed at bedtime but to me that seems like it should be the last to go? For the morning, I think I would have to just get up when he wakes, not sure the cows milk would help him doze.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

Nottalotta Fri 09-Sep-16 18:22:14

Also, in case anyone does respond, does he need milk in the night? Should I go cold turkey for anything between say 11 and 5?

twofloorsup Fri 09-Sep-16 18:32:44

From my experience my 19 month old had to be stopped when I was 6 months pregnant as I was exhausted. Once he wasn't being offered milk at night he stopped waking for it.
Hope that helps. And I would say no they don't need milk overnight.

Lalunya85 Sun 11-Sep-16 15:29:02

I don't think I can offer any suggestions but am in pretty much in the exact same boat as you. My DD is almost 1 and has stopped feeding during the day. I would like to get her to sleep through the nights but she won't take anything except breast milk to go to sleep and to feed at night.

So, basically here to say good luck, I hope it works out, and watching this place for some suggestions...

Nottalotta Sun 11-Sep-16 16:04:33

Ds wouldn't take any lathing other than water from a cup, but when he was just short of a year I got mum and Mil to start giving him.milk at snack times. He didn't have much, but got him used to the taste. Then a few weeks later started giving warm cows milk before bf at night, and in the morning before breakfast. After a few days he was showing excitement for it, and now drinks about 10Oz at night! About 8 in the morning. He is getting less bothered about bf at night too so I think that might be the first feed to go.

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