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post #21 of 65
Meh. My mom put lemon juice on nipple when I was a little over a year. Aparently, I just licked it off and kept on going.
post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by sweetpeppers View Post
mother's have been doing that for a looong time. that doesn't mean it's a good thing, but even the infamous !kung mothers in Africa put bitter herbs to wean when they got pregnant again...of course their weaning age was around 4 or 5.
: I was just going to post about that!

Using bitter herbs to push LOs to wean is often found in traditional cultures. Granted, those babes are not really babes anymore when it gets to that point.

I'm not 100% opposed to that as weaning method for toddlers, but certainly not for infants!
post #23 of 65
OP... you think you live in the uncrunchiest place ever? At least moms BF there!!!

I think if I were at the end of my rope with my four or five year old I may consider it. But NOT for a baby or young toddler.
post #24 of 65
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Meh. My mom put lemon juice on nipple when I was a little over a year. Aparently, I just licked it off and kept on going.
post #25 of 65
That would never work with my LOs, unless I resorted to something really gross. They LIKE chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, and most other strong-tasting foods I could name.
post #26 of 65
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I know! I thought about it all day. I wonder what her babies gut is like after ingesting dijon for days.
I wondered about that too? OP, do you know: How old was the baby?

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OP... you think you live in the uncrunchiest place ever? At least moms BF there!!!

I think if I were at the end of my rope with my four or five year old I may consider it. But NOT for a baby or young toddler.
Ditto. Dd's 3 and we're cool for now, but 4-5 might find me singing a different tune.

Some folks posted re; CC... just a note that this reflects that while 'experts' and their books may offer us excellent advice, strategies, etc, but will never approach defining what is or is not right for every family... it's just like standardizing when applied too liberally. Read well, take what you like and leave the rest. (And love the breast! )
post #27 of 65
Jeez I'm really sick of nursing lately, but my nipples are way too sore to even think about putting spicey condiments on them! Ack. And my DD is another who would probably just lick them off and keep going.

OT, but there was some TV star in recent years who disciplined her kids by putting Tabasco sauce in their mouths. Can you imagine?
post #28 of 65
I don't think it's as sad as never nursing. And I doubt people do it with infants. I haven't had Vietnamese chili sauce, we;re spicy food eaters here- I wouldn't want to use anything that caused them pain, just an icky taste. that's what nature does- when i was pg with #3, #2 stopped nursing because it tasted icky. same thing happened between #3 and #4.
post #29 of 65
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Originally Posted by Llyra View Post
That would never work with my LOs, unless I resorted to something really gross. They LIKE chili sauce, lemon juice, mustard, and most other strong-tasting foods I could name.
Ha, I know. My son is 14 months and he crawls around sucking on lemons and chewing on raw onions. :
post #30 of 65
I'm a far cry from perfect but I agree, that's just crappy.
post #31 of 65
I agree with the previous poster that it is unacceptable for babies and young toddlers and just plain disrespectful of older children. For me, it seems it is a basic trust violation. For years and years the breast has been a place of comfort and nourishment and now it's a yucky flavor? That has to be confusing at best. Even if you explain what you're doing... And, if you're explaining what you're doing, aren't they old enough to have a proper dialogue about it?

I'm nursing my three year old and have been tandeming for almost 11m. I GET nursing burnout, I really do. I am perfectly okay with my older daughter self weaning ANY time now. However, I just don't see how trying to wean in this way would result in anything other than a very upset, hurt, confused little girl.
post #32 of 65
I know someone who used lemon juice. :
post #33 of 65
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It is certainly not a way I would want to go--- what if you child actually remembered, and *that* was their only memory of what should have been a beautiful, comforting loving time?
I actually remember when my mother weaned me at 3 years old by putting Tapatio (mexican hot sauce) on her boob. Her friend was over at our house and told her that I was too old to still be breastfed and that she should try hot sauce. My mom put hot sauce on her boob and called me over to get some
"chichi" (boob). I remember crying and screaming when I tasted the hot sauce and my mom having to get me a cup of water. Everyone thought it was hilarious. My dad and my mom's friend's husband were there too and were cracking up. They asked my if I still wanted "chichi" and I shook my head no. Obviously, the fact that I still remember it 20 years later means it was a pretty traumatizing experience for me.
post #34 of 65
i know some one who used oil of cloves to wean

Kiz
post #35 of 65
I can't imagine doing that. By the time my kids weaned though they were old enough that if I tried that they could say "what is that you put on there that tastes so bad?" LOL! Seriously... most kids would know that it's something on the nipple that you put there, and not just the nipple all of the sudden tasting bad if you were child led weaning. My daughter weaned at 4, my sons at 3. I can see them all going and getting a baby wipe and wiping my nipple off if I put some substance on it that tasted funny to try and get them to wean. LOL!!!
post #36 of 65
I can't imagine any scenario where using any nasty-tasting substance to wean is a good idea. For a baby or young toddler it's downright cruelty. For an older toddler/preschooler, it's disrespectful and gross. Seems to me you should have a conversation with your child and explain why you're done, rather than trying to inflict physical discomfort.

For the record, I'm not a CLW believer. I'm more of a 'be nice to people, especially the short ones' fanatic
post #37 of 65
Better than shoe polish, like my poor granny keeps suggesting. She wasn't able to bf and that's the extent of her knowledge, since it's what my great granny did with my great aunt.
post #38 of 65
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Originally Posted by Onemagicmummy View Post
i know some one who used oil of cloves to wean

Kiz
yuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!
post #39 of 65
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Originally Posted by shandy View Post
this.
post #40 of 65
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Originally Posted by April411 View Post
I actually remember when my mother weaned me at 3 years old by putting Tapatio (mexican hot sauce) on her boob. Her friend was over at our house and told her that I was too old to still be breastfed and that she should try hot sauce. My mom put hot sauce on her boob and called me over to get some
"chichi" (boob). I remember crying and screaming when I tasted the hot sauce and my mom having to get me a cup of water. Everyone thought it was hilarious. My dad and my mom's friend's husband were there too and were cracking up. They asked my if I still wanted "chichi" and I shook my head no. Obviously, the fact that I still remember it 20 years later means it was a pretty traumatizing experience for me.
omg that is sooo horrible. i am so sorry you went through that

i cant imagine why anyone would do that. something that doesnt taste good, i can see at an older age (and by that i mean past 4 for my comfort) but for something that actually hurts like that (and to me i think peppers, chilies, and stuff like that actually hurts some ppl to eat) is just plain cruel.

i hope your mom has apologized to you.
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