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post #41 of 65
I'm sitting here trying to think of *anything* ds would consider not nursing through...

he puts Franks sauce on his food
eats raw garlic cloves
chows on raw onions

yeah...I'm just thinking there is not much in our kitchen that would work....

But he is freeeee to stop nursing annnnny time he wants
post #42 of 65
I have a friend who just up and left the country (and her daughter) on a trip to Europe and her daughter weaned when she was 14 months. Don't think the trip was planned so she would wean but my friend definitely sees it as a bonus. I was horrified.
post #43 of 65
OMG I can't even imagine. That poor LO.
post #44 of 65
I'm going to close this thread to remove some posts that violate the UA. Please hang tight; I hope to have it open again soon.
post #45 of 65
Opening back up. While we host threads on respectful and gentle weaning and we can certainly host a discussion of this weaning method of weaning from a sociological perspective, we will absolutely not host posts that condone putting foul-tasting and potential harmful substances as a method of weaning.

Just as we don't host threads promoting "hot saucing" in gentle discipline because it is a physical punishment that is disrespectful to the child, we won't host threads advocating it in breastfeeding either.

If you have any questions, please PM ME rather than discussing it on the thread.
post #46 of 65
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Originally Posted by megansar View Post
My middle eastern MIL suggested that to me when my dd was...get this...6 months old, because of course she was too old to nurse then. MIL told me that she had weaned all 4 of her babies by dipping her nipples in lemon juice...
DH wanted me to do the lemon juice thing, I just thought, " no, that is just MEAN!" We didn't end up CLWing, when I got pg I started having lots of nursing aversions and I just couldn't seem to work through them, but I told DH there was no way I was doing that and we would find a gentler way to wean. I really can't see how people don't think that it's cruel.
post #47 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.
post #48 of 65
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Originally Posted by ~Calla~ View Post
she weaned her baby by putting MUSTARD in her nipple.
How would you even get mustard into your nipple? She must have really hated nursing to try that!

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post #49 of 65
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Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
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.
I know the stuff coming out of me right now is nasty bitter, but enough people tandem nurse that it can't be something that always happens.
post #50 of 65
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Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
I'm sitting here trying to think of *anything* ds would consider not nursing through...

he puts Franks sauce on his food
eats raw garlic cloves
chows on raw onions

yeah...I'm just thinking there is not much in our kitchen that would work....

But he is freeeee to stop nursing annnnny time he wants
Since he's not pregnant, and breastmilk apparently tastes like melted ice cream, maybe pickle juice'd deter him? Totally not suggesting you do it, just laughing at the idea--especially since a friend's 4 year old *loved* to dip pickles into his ice cream.
post #51 of 65
My daughter LOVES all things mustard.
post #52 of 65
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post #53 of 65
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
I know the stuff coming out of me right now is nasty bitter, but enough people tandem nurse that it can't be something that always happens.
Yeah, it definitely doesn't always happen. I'm nine mos pregnant right now and still nursing... my DD decreased her nursing for the first half of my pregnancy, but then at around 20 weeks she stepped it back up again. We'll definitely be tandeming around here.
post #54 of 65
I've been tandeming for almost a year now. DD1 was 25m when DD2 was born.

Nursing when mama is pregnant is different for every child and whether that child weans depends on SO many factors other than "bitterness" of milk. It is so not evidence of children "naturally" weaning because of a yucky nursing correlation. Also - you don't intentionally and abruptly change your milk when you're pregnant to discourage your older nursling; it happens gradually and as part of being pregnant.
post #55 of 65
My almost 2 y/o loves mustard, so that technique wouldn't work on her
post #56 of 65
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Originally Posted by menomena View Post
I've been tandeming for almost a year now. DD1 was 25m when DD2 was born.

Nursing when mama is pregnant is different for every child and whether that child weans depends on SO many factors other than "bitterness" of milk. It is so not evidence of children "naturally" weaning because of a yucky nursing correlation. Also - you don't intentionally and abruptly change your milk when you're pregnant to discourage your older nursling; it happens gradually and as part of being pregnant.
I wasn't able to tandem. James weaned when I was about 10 weeks pregnant. I'm fairly sure since I was on progesterone supplements my milk dried up. I don't know if it changed taste or not, James was 2 and not fully verbal. Although I tried to get him to nurse when Aldria was born to help relieve some engorgement and he said it was acky.
post #57 of 65
JamesMama - I was really concerned about Lily weaning when I got pregnant. I hope I made it clear that I don't think it works to cite pregnancy as a good reason to suddenly wean a child by putting something yucky on the nipples - NOT that I don't think that children naturally wean when mom is pregnant. Because, I know that kids do, and I would still classify it as natural or CLW or whatever, because you didn't intentionally change things to MAKE that child wean. Now, getting pregnant JUST because you want your older child to wean... Of course, I'm just teasing about that.
post #58 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.
Hugs mama.
post #59 of 65
My mother told me that when my grandmother weaned her at age 4 that she went into the forest and found some bitter herbs and rubbed them on her breast.

Apparently she was tired of being attacked by older kids who were still nursing. She was probably pregnant, too, because my aunt is 3 or 4 years younger than her.

This was in Thailand.
post #60 of 65
This concept makes me deeply sad.

Wouldn't work on mine either, they love Tabasco, Tapatio, lemon juice, bitter horrible things that make me have to very consciously not cringe when they eat them... last week my baby ate half of a lemon. It was just a plain whole lemon from the fruit bowl, not cut. I figured he'd stop when he bit into it but nooooooo........
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