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01-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Well right now i am a SAHM and i am breastfeeding only of course. Now i was wondering when some of you would recomend to stop breastfeeding because i have heard of all ages that stop breastfeeding. 6-9months all the way to 2yrs. So what do you think?
01-13-2009, 12:26 PM
I breastfed my first child until she was one year and really regretted stopping. My hopes for this child are that I will nurse him until he is ready to wean (hopefully around 2 years).
01-13-2009, 02:06 PM
i stopped around 5 months, my son was eating ALOT and i just felt drained all day! i would have to feed him every half hour and that was too much for me! and all i can say is my son will be 2 in march and i couldnt see myself still breast feeding him! but i would say dont listen to what everyone else says, you will know when to stop. good luck :)
01-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Now is it really hard to wean? And do your breasts really hurt? Thanks for the advice!!
01-13-2009, 05:57 PM
i didnt have a hard time at all weaning! what i did was when i decided that it was time, i just slowly stopped feeding. like an example i would cut one feeding out of the day for a week then the next week another feeding till i got down to just 2 feedings i left the morning feeding and the right before bed feeding. then i stopped the morning feeding then i did the right before feeding last, because they say that feeding is harder for babies to stop doing. but you can try that and you can always do 2 weeks at a time or longer or even shorter thats up to you i just found a week in between worked for me. and i didnt have any pain until i stopped completely, and even then it wasnt that bad.
hope i could help :)
01-14-2009, 11:50 AM
I nursed my first child a full year, and both of us were ready to stop at that point. If you can wean slowly, a feeding at a time, it's really not too painful. My advice is to decide what works for you and for your baby. If you're ready to be done, it's ok to wean. I think the "official" position of the AAP is "at least one year, or as long as mutually desirable". But, a happy, healthy mommy is more important in the long run than breastfeeding-if it's causing anxiety, resentment, or other problems, consider weaning earlier. And, you do not need to nurse well into the toddler years unless that's something you WANT to do.
01-14-2009, 02:32 PM
GREAT advice on this link as to when and how to wean. :) Good Luck!
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