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Offline laura034

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End of breastfeeding?
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:00:34 pm »
Hi all my son Oliver is 2.5 years old and we have been gently weaning using the donít offer, distract but donít refuse if heís really upset method and he hasnít breast fed for 2 weeks. Does this mean heís weaned or can I expect him to start asking again? The reason Iím asking is because he has milk soya allergies Iíve cut out milk and soya from my diet too whilst feeding but now heís stopped Iím starting to get very excited about chocolate and lasagna and milk in my tea  ;D. But donít want to start dairy again if itís likely heíll want to feed again. Thanks so much for taking time to read this Laura 

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Re: End of breastfeeding?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 22:29:20 pm »
I'd say by 2 weeks he's finished.
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Re: End of breastfeeding?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 10:52:15 am »
I think it might depend on the LO.  He may well be finished though and won't ever ask again.

On the other hand, if he does ask again (perhaps if he's feeling unwell/scared/sad or just needing comfort) but you'd like him to be finished (and chocolate and lasagne and milk in tea do sound like very good reasons for that! ;) ;D), you could perhaps tell him that your milk has run out now and offer him an alternative drink and a cuddle if he wants one.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 12:36:33 pm »
Thank you. Heís still not asked and heís sleeping through so hopefully he wonít ask but Iíve decided itís time to finish anyway even if he does ask. He can clearly cope fine without it and Iím ready to have my body back 😀 thanks for your advice. Iím going to go shopping tomorrow and buy my favourites 😋

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Re: End of breastfeeding?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 14:51:27 pm »
enjoy!!! :D
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Re: End of breastfeeding?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 12:02:26 pm »
And a huge well done to you for feeding so long and letting him wean when ready.

If he asks I'd just be honest and say you've eaten things he's allergic to and so the milk isn't good for him now.  I'm guessing he's aware of his allergies.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 19:27:28 pm »
Thank you 😊 he has asked for it but while smiling a bit cheekily so think he was just seeing what Iíd say. I told him he doesnít need it anymore so itís all gone but we can have lots of cuddles instead. He was fine with that 👍 thanks for your help. Laura x