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Off the boob tips!? HELP ASAP 😅

Anonymous

Any tricks or tips to get my son off the boob?! He’s One. I need help! Lol we are struggling financially..I can no longer be a stay at home mama, so I’m applying for P/T jobs now and if I get one I wanna try and get him on to the bottle when he stays with his dad or aunty while I work. He’s a BIG time boobie boy idk what to do I tried to give him formula/almond silk milk/boob milk inside a bottle but he keeps playing with the nipple and moves his tongue around and pretends to drink it, or cry’s. 😩😩😩😩😩. Maybe I wasn’t being patient? Or consistent? Idk I need suggestions mom’s!

  • Paige
    Jan 12

    Does your child use a pacifier? If so, try using a nipple like the one the pacifier uses. That can help the transition. There are also other nipples that are supposed to be more like moms.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 12

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    Jan 12

    Have you tried sippy cups, or other kind of cups? Our pediatrician told us to get our son off bottles at 1, so it might help to skip them and go to toddler cups. They make SO many different kinds! What does he drink water out of? Can you play up the fact that he's a big boy and he can drink out of cups like mommy and daddy?

  • Raji
    Jan 12

    Ya I would also suggest he start on a sippy cup as he doesn’t need as much milk anymore. Milk really should be just with breakfast, lunch and dinner as he eats more solids.

  • B
    Jan 13

    If he’s one, I’d just go to sippy cups. Find one he likes. He should be doing solids now too, so milk isn’t as important. At one my daughter was off breastmilk except at bedtime, so you could just do whole milk and water when he’s not with you.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 13

    Ooooh okay makes sense thank y’all that helps ALOT

  • sunshine's mom
    Jan 13

    When I started weaning, I set times for breastfeeding as in the morning when we first woke up and at night before bed. Eventually she only needed a night time feeding and then it waned to once a week and then not at all. I stopped pumping and my milk stopped coming in after a while. During the day we fed solids, soups to get liquids in and water from a sippy cup that had a straw. We kept her busy, went on exploratory walks letting her choose which way we walked, did lots of sensory play amd encouraged her to do as much as possible to feel in control of her surroundings. For example, cleaning up her toys, bringing her diaper to the garbage etc. This new independence helped with the pending separation. We skipped bottles totally as she never really liked them no matter what nipple we tried. There was really only one nipple, of the 8 or so that we tried, that worked for a very brief time because I went away for work for a week and left pumped milk. Suprisingly, this was not when she weaned. The straw was tricky at first, but she eventually got it. It helped that we all started using straws too. Be patient with the weaning. Don't stress about getting milk in. They never starve. Having less milk leaves room for trying new foods. We breastfed up until 16 months. I went back to work at 11 months. It will happen.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 14

    Omg thank you 🙏🏽 I needed to read your comment to just relax about him getting off the boob! Thank you again