How do I ween a breastfed baby

United States
May 22, 2009 10:40am CST
My son is 16 months and i need to start weening him from the breast milk and not having much luck. I give him a sippy cup with whole milk and he drinks it and juice boxes which he love but he still insists upon breast milk and not in a cup either. I need to start taking medication for depression but in order to do that my doctor says I need to stop breastfeeding which is proving to be difficult. Any advice?
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@Pleiades (846)
• United States
22 May 09
After taking some time off from Mylot, I'll be happy to answer your question. I had five children and nursed everyone of them. The one that was the most difficult to wean was my oldest son, but I think he realized the sadness I was going through at the time (my exhusband had left us while I was pregnant with him) so he still clung onto me like he did. Weaning him...I would suggest feeding him until he can eat no more around the times he wants to nurse. But, I don't think it's the hunger aspect that's the problem. I think he just loves to be with you. That's not something to worry about. What I'd try and transition him to liking something else...perhaps a soft shirt of yours that you keep near your chest to get that smell and let him hold onto that while you cuddle with him? Granted, babies at that age are so gosh darn wiggly that getting them to sit still is a task. My baby is around that age so I know. *lol* *Pleiades