Breastfeeding and weaning

United States
February 8, 2008 2:00pm CST
My daughter just made 8 months. I've been breastfeeding her the whole time and I always said that I would wean her at 9 months. For my first daughter breastfeeding wasn't as easy so I formula feed her starting from 2 weeks old. When she was 9 months I started giving her formula out of her cups and she had no trouble at all. Never cried for a bottle. This time around its so different. I don't know if I should wean now or wait until she makes a year. I was going to give her formula just during the day and pump into a cup for her when I had to until my milk was gone. When did you wean? How did you do it? Need help.
2 responses
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
8 Feb 08
As long as both of you are healthy, it is up to you. The best way to wean the child is to start introducing solid food a little at a time. That way the child will nurse less and less. Start introducing juice in a cup or water in a cup, and see what she does with it. Since she has an older sister that is already drinking out of a cup to watch, it should be a very easy transition. If you do it slowly though, it will be easier on you. Good luck! Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
9 Feb 08
I think I will take my time with it. She does really well with a cup so far but shes still very attached to me. I hope she will watch her sister for alot of things potty training would be easier I hope. Thank you
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thanks for Best Response Mflower! My second daughter learned a lot from the first, so I am sure yours will too. Most of all just have fun with them and talk, talk, talk. Keek the lines of communication open all the time, and they will grow up well! Shalom
• United States
8 Feb 08
I wouldnt know Im a guy :D... lol but for me it is kind of interesting hehe jokes see ya around