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weaning 2yo off breast, which feed to drop next?

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eversomuch Tue 09-Dec-14 23:49:19

despite hopes that ds, 25mo, would self wean, he's shown little sign of separating himself from my boobs voluntarily, so I finally started cutting feeds a couple months ago. we are now down to bedtime and first thing in the morning only. if he wakes before 6am, I consider that night and don't feed him.

he still often wakes once or twice during the night and may ask for milk but eventually settles for cuddles.

I'd really like to cut another feed soon and have him completely weaned in the next few months.

he still feeds to sleep, so I think the morning feed would be the easier of the two to cut next. does this sound reasonable?

also, anyone have any advice on moving away from feeding to sleep?

Artistic Wed 10-Dec-14 00:08:45

Try moving up the night feed so that the feed is no longer associated with sleep. It will be a bit difficult to get him to sleep but can be achieved. Once that's done you can drop that feed when you wish. Morning feed sounds easier to drop first.

It's not as hard as it appears. DP or DH needs to support you so that the feeds drop..while they take care of DC.

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