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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2013, 16:33:30 pm »
Thanks Fiver

I read the weaning link about 4 months ago and have been reducing feeds gradually at 1 a month since then not every 3-7 days that was suggested so I have been taking it very slowly. Firstly at 11 months I had to wean from the pump as originally I was only using it twice a day to get milk for her cereal and maintain supply but I ended up getting so much I donated it...1200ozs in total  :) The evening feed was practically non-existent so I was working on the morning feed doing distraction. Definitely not cold turkey. Thankfully this morning went much better and there was no crying or patting of the sofa. I'm still feeling pretty blue about it though as she will definitely be my last baby  :'( Still I reckon 16 months is pretty good going  :)

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2013, 16:36:47 pm »
Oh...just incase someone is reading this with a freezer full of expressed milk. Rather than throw it away, google "Human Milk 4 Human Babies". There are alot of people out there that would be more than grateful for donations  :)

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2013, 18:58:39 pm »
Cessation of breastfeeding gives a hormonal slump similar to the baby blues following delivery, so be kind to yourself x
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2013, 20:27:03 pm »
16mo is very good going yes :)



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2013, 23:37:02 pm »
16mo is fantastic. I felt very emotional that first few days after weaning. It will pass.

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2013, 01:44:35 am »
We're done! Morning tantrums for 4 days and it was all over! Yaaay!


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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2013, 16:37:43 pm »
Thanks for your support xx

Today is day 4 and no tears again this morning...only 2oz's of milk though  :(

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2013, 16:40:59 pm »
Mycatmonet...awesome results  :) Having read your previous posts I think we are in a similar situation. Is your LO still waking before 6am still?

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2013, 06:22:19 am »
hey! The past week dd had hand foot and mouth, so wasn't well, but all in all our wu is now later, 6:15am today. We have pushed bt out back to 7pm, and the nap at noon, so i can't pinpoint if it was the weaning that did it or a combo of things? Either way i am loving a lie in til 6:30am at the moment! Haven't had any really early ones like we used to!!


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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2013, 09:50:39 am »
Well this morning I tried to skip BF - it did NOT go well. She got so so so upset, in the end I caved :( can't see how I'll ever get her off the boob.




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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2013, 10:58:06 am »
oh anna! Hugs! The upsettedness (i made up a new word!) is awful isn't it. xx


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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2013, 11:00:16 am »
It'll happen Anna :-*
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2013, 16:25:09 pm »
Mycatmonet...Sounds exactly like our routine but this morning my DD2 was awake at 5am!!! We left her and she settled on an off until final wake up at 6.15am. Previously before we stopped BF she would stand up and cry inconsolably and that would have been it. Fingers crossed she'll start sleeping later and I'll finally have a lie in too  :)

Anna...So sorry. It broke my heart too when you know that all they want is you. Stay strong it will get better xx

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2013, 17:51:57 pm »
I don't know if I'm ready to do it yet. It's really just so that she'll eat some breakfast but maybe BF is better than porridge *shrug*




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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #59 on: June 11, 2013, 20:49:11 pm »
Anna, unless you really wanted to wean her I wouldn't worry about her having a smaller breakfast. Colby is the same many days. Would you just have a shorter one if you fed her in a more exciting place where she could get distracted after initially sating her appetite? Colby will often take a shorter feed if Cadan and DH are in the room or if we come downstairs rather than staying in my room.

Well done ladies who have successfully weaned :)