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WHATS THE BEST WAY TO STOP BREASTFEEDING MY 21 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER?

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3 years ago
I TRIED FEEDING HER MORE BUT I JUST CAN'T STAND SEEING HER CRY.SHE IS NOT OVER WEIGHT SHE WEIGHTS LIKE 30 POUNDS AND SHE IS VERY ACTIVE.

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3 years ago
i stopped breastfeeding my son at 16 months but i had help my mom slept with him in another room and gave him a sippy but the first day it was hard for me to get used to the fact of hearing him cry but after all it was worth it <3 good luck
3 years ago
take the boob away, and let her cry it out. i know it's hard to listen to your child cry, but it's time to for her to give up the boob. give her a sippy cup and tell her that big girls use cups. continue to offer her a cup, even when she throws a fit. at some point, she is going to have to learn to use one. better to start now, than to try introducing it later. i gave my daughter a cup at 6 months, and within 3 days, she was holding it. by 10 months, we threw the bottles in the trash, and never looked back. no more sippy cups now, it's just a regular cup and straw for her.
3 years ago
I did cuddles as we were transistioning away from the breast.  My daughter was 18 months and only nursing at night.  part of the long term nurser is the comfort and connection to mom.  So if you still offer the connection but replace the breast with a cup it will make the transition easier on both of you.  Day time is easy cause of all the play but nighttime is harder cause of the one on one time.  You can also have someone else respond to her cries at ngiht instead of you again giving comfort without giving the breast which if it isn't you tending to her isn' an option.  Good luck.
3 years ago
Good for you for nursing so long!  You really helped boost your daughter's immune system, and gave her the comfort and security she needed.I'm in the process of slowly weaning my 15-month-old.  I tried quitting cold turkey, but it was physically painful for me and traumatizing for my son.  Now I am trying to cut out one feeding every week or so, and it seems to be working.  
3 years ago
I agree with pink paisley, just stop. there may be painful repercussions, but there are several ways to deal with that: cold packs, massaging the  breast etc. i weaned my 13 month old off the breast by following the gerber breast to bottle guide, which basically tells you how to take away one by introducing the other over 14 days. it went very well for me, so just stand firm and offer her big girl cups, eventually she will get the point and grab the sippy. she is only crying because she isn't getting her way- not because you are hurting her feelings. hang in there!!! 
3 years ago
st finished weaning my 25 month old on the weekend.   About two or three weeks ago, I told her she was getting big and that we were going to do less boob.  Then a few days later, i told her I would count to 10 when she nursed but then i was putting my shirt down.  The next day we counted to nine, then eight, then seven, until we got to one.  Then I told her that the next day, we would not be nursing but that we were going to go to the bookstore to buy some new books for her new big girl bedtime routine.  Went really well and although she asked for boob yesterday, she accepted that we had said it was over.   For us, it was worth it to take a few extra weeks and make sure she understood what was coming.

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