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Stopping breastfeeding - 11months

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Tittie Tue 22-Dec-20 17:01:54


I think I've had enough of breastfeeding my nearly 1 year old DD but I don't know how to stop, for a few reasons:
- She's a really frequent feeder (sometimes just for a few seconds!) so it's hard to pick a feed to drop to begin with.
- I've no idea how much milk to give her.
- I've had SUCH a problem with blocked ducts recently (never in the early weeks or months, weirdly), and I worry that introducing bottles will worsen this.

I've got a blocked duct now so I guess I shouldn't attempt anything until that's gone?

She's a bit hit and miss with solid foods so she will need a milk replacement.

How and where do I start 😫 can anyone help?

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Russell19 Tue 22-Dec-20 17:04:13

I did the same at 11 months. I just fed morning and night then did solid lunch, mid morning snack, mid afternoon snack and fed through the night (until I night weaned because I was up about 25673 times a night)

Nightmanagerfan Tue 22-Dec-20 17:12:00

Does she drink from a cup? I’d go straight to that rather than bottles as cups are better for teeth.

Try to cut one feed at a time, and give a drink and snack instead. Distraction is key. Daytime feeds are easier to cut first.

Tittie Tue 22-Dec-20 19:50:17

Thank you smile

@Nightmanagerfan she does drink water happily from an open cup/sippy cup, but when I've tried milk, she's dribbled it back out or tipped it up 🙄 I was thinking of trying bottles first and then quickly moving to cups once she's used to it, I think she might take a bottle more readily

I never expected it to be hard to stop!

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Nix32 Tue 22-Dec-20 20:00:53

What sort of milk have you tried? Cow's milk will taste odd initially, so we started with ready made follow on milk and then moved to cow's milk with a tiny bit of nesquik powder.

Maybe start with dropping day time feeds, when it's easier to distract/offer an alternative. I think bedtime feeds were the last ones to go.

Tittie Wed 23-Dec-20 23:33:58

Thanks @Nix32 . It was cows milk, and cold too, so really different from what she's used to 🤦🏻‍♀️ DS just went with the flow when he was tiny, DD is a lot more particular it seems. I'll try a few different ones and see how she goes smile

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