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My two older children were two...my little guy is 15 months old and has been on various nursing strikes since about a year old. I just kept offering, he was still nursing in the morning or when he was feeling low, sick.. now he says 'no'. Okay I am feeling rejected but I am committed to allowing him to self wean but was so not prepared to stop now.

Is he old enough to self wean or just another strike?

8 might be enough
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just another strike I think that i read somewhere babies don't wean themselves fully before 2.
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Strike! Humans need to nurse until at LEAST 2 yrs old. Offer no other sucking (bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups) and no other milk.

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I would consider it a strike. I would consider anything before two, or anything extreamly rapid w/out verbal explanation after two to be a strike.

Does he have another sucking source? Pacifier, bottles or sippy cups? I would eliminate those.

What are his food sources? Drink?

Does he nurse to sleep? How about for nap? During the night?

I would definately not be comfortable with a child weaning that young.

 

 

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Here's a good page about self-weaning:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/babyselfwean.html


I'd consider any reluctance to nurse before the age of two, a nursing strike and treat it as such.
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Does he have another sucking source? Pacifier, bottles or sippy cups? I would eliminate those.
no and only a bottle if we are going to be out in the car of juice.

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What are his food sources? Drink?
he's a solid food junkie! this kid is eating machine.

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Does he nurse to sleep? How about for nap? During the night?
no he is only nursing when waking in the morning, or if not feeling well. If i offer he will say 'no'.

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I would definately not be comfortable with a child weaning that young.
No I am not!! But I hate feeling like I am forcing it on him too as he keeps saying 'no and shaking his head'....sigh....well I've been nursing for 59 months now so its not like I am going to dry up if he strikes for a longer time! He's still nursing once in the morning but will take any offer going, if he hears dh or the kids he's off that boob so quick, and wants 'food'..maybe its partly a growth spurt....and he sleeps through the night (thankgod!) but even when he does wake up he's not a big oral guy, he doesn't want the breast as a pacifier...

8 might be enough
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I too would consider it a strike.

I have a friend whose DS quit nursing at one. She made an honest effort to prolong the nursing relationship, however there were contributing factors that she just could not change considering that she is a single working mom.

The kellymom website is chock full of information!
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