(Closed) Please help, my son will not ween!!!!

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@myluverbuny:  It is most definitely too early to wean to cows milk as the majority of a baby/childs nutritional need comes from either breastmilk or formula for AT LEAST the frist year. What I do know though is that many moms/babies will do reverse cycling when mom works out of the house…. pretty much, your baby will get the necessary calories it needs in a 24 hours period and it doesn’t necessarily be during the day.

I can understand not being keen to reverse cycling though. Have you considered pumping and leaving a bottle or two of breastmilk for day feedings while your away? I know lots of WOHM that have successful pumped/breastfed for over a year.

Personally, I would pump for 1-2 bottles a day but also stop pushing the bottles and just nurse more in the evening & night to help alleviate some of your Fiance stress.

If you do choose to wean though I would check out kellymom.com for accurate information concerning breast care & weaning.

Post # 5
1066 posts
Bumble bee

I had trouble with my son, my daughters just decided they wanted to wean themselves.

I was tough with him because he was becoming more and more demanding and I was getting very tired. I left him with his dad and formula. With me absent my son accepted the bottle. That worked for us, not saying it will work for everyone.

Post # 6
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I know you want/need to wean your little one but………….I have been there and I can tell you this time is so little in your child’s life.  You will NEVER be sorry f or the time you spent with him and you can NEVER get that time back. I nursed 4 babies.  They are all grown.  I am so happy for the time I spent with them.  Please take the time to spend with your little one. You  can always work later.

Post # 7
301 posts
Helper bee

Perhaps it is the combination of bottle and formula/cow milk that he is having trouble with. You can try putting breast milk in the bottle and see if he likes that. Then start adding in little bits of formula gradually until it’s all formula.

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