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Old May 1st, 2017, 15:36 PM   1
Mikihob
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Weaning troubles


I have started weaning since DH wants another baby ASAP and I can't take Femara while breastfeeding. It went well the first day and the second day he was CRAZY fussy and then I nursed him and he was so happy.

Does this mean he's not ready or just needs more time?

Thanks for any advice you can provide!



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 19:08 PM   2
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Sounds like he's not ready but it also sounds like you (and I mean NO criticism here) have made a decision to wean and from what I've heard, that is never easy and you should expect some hard days/nights. That doesn't mean he can't/won't do it but it will take some serious willpower!

I let both my babies self-wean so never actually went through it but my sister did with her first and I know she had a hard time that she's decided to let her second self-wean...



 
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 08:47 AM   3
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Not sure if this will be helpful at all, but could you try a gradual weaning? Drop feeds over a couple weeks (not sure how many he is getting now as I imagine he's eating solids decently). Although, I understand if your fertility stuff requires immediate weaning. I had the same happen for medical issues with son, but I was only 5-6 weeks into BFing. He had a bit of difficulty adjusting for the first few days, but soon enough he acclimated to the bottle-only feedings (he'd had bottles since birth though too).



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 13:27 PM   4
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Thanks ladies! My sweet boy sure loved nursing. He was at 7 feedings a day still, mostly short except for the before bed and in the morning.

Well we have gradually reduced down to just the before bed and first thing in the morning. I couldn't figure out if he was just overly worried and I am definitely missing the feeding (except the biting ) but he's doing better.

His top lateral incisors just broke through the gums so I think that may have been a huge part in his fussiness. I know these last two feedings will be the hardest to break because they are his favorite.

Once we have our last baby I will totally let them self wean. I am not liking weaning.



 
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