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When did you stop breastfeeding?

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tiredviolet Sun 13-Nov-16 08:57:51

When to stop breastfeeding?!
DS is 7mo and loves the boobie, just curious how long people fed their DC for and how to wean him onto daytime bottles?

timeforachangeithink Sun 13-Nov-16 09:00:10

Around 8 months but only due to serious biting issues. No trouble with transition to bottles as he had taken the odd expressed bottle since around 2 weeks. Has your ds taken bottles before?

angryangryyoungwoman Sun 13-Nov-16 09:01:29

Still going at 3years

PotteringAlong Sun 13-Nov-16 09:01:29

About 17 months for both of mine

AllTheBabies Sun 13-Nov-16 09:03:05

Dd1 was 2.5 so never did bottles.

Dd2 I'm planning on stopping when she is about 12 months because I'm pregnant again and would like at least a few months break before I have to start again.

To be honest I'd avoid bottles if possible, it's just another thing to have to wean them off of. Milk can be given in a sippy cup.

WilliamHerschel Sun 13-Nov-16 09:04:24

DD is 2.3 and still breastfeeds.

FaithAscending Sun 13-Nov-16 09:06:00

Breast fed til 3 months, the introduced formula and mix fed until DD was 1 (last feed on her 1st birthday). She was down to one feed a day anyway and happily switched to cow's milk from a beaker.

NickMarlow Sun 13-Nov-16 09:09:32

6 months exclusively breast fed, with one bottle of expressed milk a day.

At 6 months, I swapped the expressed milk for formula, and fed her until just before her first birthday. We'd got down to just morning and evening feeds, with one of them each day being formula, so it was a gradual stop.

We gave her warm cows milk in a bottle for a bit, then warm milk in a breaker. Now she has it cold, much easier!

HeCantBeSerious Sun 13-Nov-16 09:09:37

I EEd for 9 months with both of them. Most of my best mates BFed until 2.5 or 3 (years). and one has just stopped after 6 and a half years.

ByeByeLilSebastian Sun 13-Nov-16 09:09:49

Ds self weaned about 1.5 years old. I was gutted tbh.

siblingrevelryagain Sun 13-Nov-16 09:09:55

Gave up at 9 mths with first (so periods would return and I could try for no. 2). I gave formula in bottle for 3 mths until he could have cows milk as main drink (I regret it now, wish I'd carried on-my periods returned after 10mths with the other 2 despite bf-or explored alternative to giving formula)

13 mths with 2nd and 14 mths with 3rd (both then switched to cows milk in sippy cup)

Cosmicglitterghoul Sun 13-Nov-16 09:10:55

Both children at 11 months. Mixed fed for one month.

Verticalvenetianblinds Sun 13-Nov-16 09:18:01

Still going at 17 months, no plan to stop smile

tiredviolet Sun 13-Nov-16 09:38:23

Brilliant! I'm loving it and so is DS so not keen to stop! It's so much easier than bottles and sterilising ect ect ect! But I am going back to work in January, so he may have to have an alternative during the day!

Gardencentregroupie Sun 13-Nov-16 09:43:39

DD is 2.4 and I'm weaning her off as I'm pregnant and it feels weird since the bfp. She was a total bottle refuser, took Hipp Organic from a doidy cup when I went back to work when she was 9 months. That was enough for her along with water and solid food.

I never intended to bf this long!

HeCantBeSerious Sun 13-Nov-16 09:45:20

You may find that he just waits for you to come home. My friend's DD wouldn't drink any form of milk during the day, just water from a cup, and then cluster feed at night.

Pikawhoo Sun 13-Nov-16 09:48:41

Still going at 3 years. DD went to a childminder full-time from around 14 months and got used to not having any milk during the day, but it's always been a morning and night-time thing for us.

Artandco Sun 13-Nov-16 09:48:58

Around 3 years both times. We are lazy so it was just convenient

By the time January comes your son will be fine with just milk morning and evening as he will be 9+ months as fine on solids and water during the day

BretonStripe Sun 13-Nov-16 09:50:34

Three months for dc1
A few days for dc2 (I had health problems)

Inadither Sun 13-Nov-16 09:54:48

14 months with my first and 26 months with my second. I aimed to get to a year and then thought 'got here, what now?'. If your lo is eating well they may manage without a bottle and just make up for it when you meet again. They'll be 9 months ish by then and a lot can change in that time. I'd try to play it by ear by the time you get there. My first would not have taken a bottle anyway at that age so it was less drama for her to have water in a beaker and food in the day and boobie if she was at home. Sooo easy once they're eating solids too. Well done on getting to 7 months and good luck with your return to work.

Verticalvenetianblinds Sun 13-Nov-16 09:56:11

For what its worth I work nearly full time, often do nights and he just has it when I'm here and water the rest of the time

AntiHop Sun 13-Nov-16 09:58:09

Still feeding at 2.2. I started back at work at 9 months. She'd had the a bottle of expressed milk here and there previously, and took expressed milk in a bottle or formula no problem at nursery. A few months later I stopped expressing. She refused cow's milk so she carried on with formula. I continued to bf bedtime, morning and during the night.

MiniAlphaBravo Sun 13-Nov-16 09:58:38

18 months cos I was pregnant and wanted a break. By that age dd was fine with sippy cups and we began offering them with her meals soon after weaning. Just with water at first and then later with milk and now she gets watered down juice as well.

DeleteOrDecay Sun 13-Nov-16 10:08:19

12 months with both. Both went straight onto a sippy cup with milk.

Rinceoir Sun 13-Nov-16 16:09:29

Stopped at 2.5. DD needed a little push as I was quite ready to stop but overall I really enjoyed breastfeeding.

I went back to work full time at 10months- DD refused bottles/cups of any milk and just fed when we were together.

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