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Weaning 19 mo old

Liz

Any tips on weaning an extreme boob loving 19 mo old? He crys and hits me if I tell him no more milkies. Help!

  • Shannon
    Dec 05

    I feel your pain I have a 20 month old that’s also in love and has a tantrum when I take him off . But I can say it’s just a habit . When he at grandmas house he can’t have it and he’s fine he actually eats more. I found that when I don’t give him the morning milk he will forget I almost got through a whole day yesterday so I’m still struggling but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep milk around and other things because he is just hungry and hopefully he will forget after a while. It’s also important that we don’t give in so easily.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 05

    Let him cry.try your best to distract him. Have others help out when he wants to nurse.

  • Anonymous
    Dec 06

    Leave with grandma for a weeekend, when he asks again just say your milk is all gone

  • Mimi
    Dec 28

    I would start to set boundaries. For instance, I would say “Yep! We can boobie. Let’s count to 10!” Count slowly and with silly voices. Make it fun. Then when it’s time say “Other side! Let’s count backwards!” And do the same thing. Then? It’s time to play! Get up. Run around. Stop offering. Change things up, don’t sit in your normal bf area. And also? Distract! You want boobies? Cool! Let’s try this new chocolate milk I got first/feed the dog/play this puzzle/read a book. A lot of times by this age, they aren’t looking for milk per se but for connection. Leave one good session as the last..whatever one is most important (either the first am or right before bed). Good luck!

  • Liz
    Dec 28

    Thank you so much for all the advice! He’s officially weaned!!! And he’s sooo much happier!