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Weaning

Anonymous

I have a 13 month old and I was thinking of weaning him off the boob.. but see here’s the tough part I was thinking of leaving him with his aunty for 3 days straight, no mom, no breasts in contact with him, just solid foods, water, milk, his cousin (5 yr old) and his aunty who will be watching him..Has anyone done this before and how did it go? I talked to my mom about doing this but she thinks it’s abandonment and can affect my son because he’s gonna be wondering where I’m at.. and Then I felt sooooo bad about even thinking of doing that. I just wanna know does this reallyyyy affect my son? Anyone in psychology or know of this? Lol.. I’m not abandoning my son but it’s an idea to get him off the boob

  • Julie
    Feb 06

    My SIL did it this way when her LO was 26 months old and she did fine but as soon as she saw her mama she went right for the boob and managed to relactate her!!! Just our experience. If your LO is comfortable with your aunt I don’t think it’ll feel like abandonment but it still might not work. Good luck mama!!

  • Anonymous
    Feb 06

    It’s not a bad idea. My son didn’t have a problem weaning- I just dropped one feeding at a time. But that was going to be my plan if he didn’t wean well!

  • Anonymous
    Feb 06

    Thank you ladies!!

  • Anonymous
    Feb 07

    You know you're not abandoning him but he doesn't. If you do it I would keep in touch and if he seems to be taking it hard go back. The last thing you want is for him to feel abandoned, get freaked out, and start trying to nurse more for comfort and reassurance.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 07

    Awww yes ur right I think that’s what my mom was trying to explain to me.