my ds is 11 months old and i am returning to work in 2 weeks. i am have always bf, but had to supplemnt with formula using an SNS since birth due to chronic low supply issues etc (but thats another story), anyhow i am at the stage where i would like, well need to wean, esp as my already dismal supply will disapear once stop nursing during the day and all he will be getting is formula anyhow just through the sns.
But he wont take milk or formula with a bottle or sippy cup he just shakes his head no and then gets mad, and if i try to much he then stops taking water from his sippy cup too, as keeps thinking i am trying to give him milk. hes a stubborn little thing LOL.
so i need advice as i am worried he wont be getting enough milk if i stop altogther as i have been advised to. public health nurse says he will eventually take milk from cup, but it just seems cruel to go cold turkey like that. so what i need is easy, gentle on him and me tecniques to get him to take milk from anything other than me.
I know you may say hes not ready, but i am now, i work such weird hours at the hospital that some weeks i wont be able to put him to bed, so not like i can even keep nursing at bed time. i need to get him to take milk from my husband when i am not there, any ideas.