Should I wean and how to do it?
I am nursing a 14 month old who has significant GI issues that require both of us to be on a strict elimination diet. This diet consists of roughly 15 ingredients. I've been eating these foods since the beginning of April and if I make a mistake my son pays for it. We are working with a GI doctor who prefers that I wean to avoid obscuring the results of our food reintroduction process but I have continued to nurse thus far. I am getting to the point where I don't think I can continue to nurse my son for several reasons. I am thinking of getting pregnant again but don't want to be on a strict diet while pregnant. Also, I am tired of not being able to eat normally and also tired of worrying about making mistakes in my diet. I also want to have more control over my son's healing process by cutting out the nursing variable - that way we can trial foods with more clear cut answers as to how he's doing. My son is an avid nurser and nurses all day and night long. How can I gently wean him without traumatizing him? Some have suggested just going away for a weekend but I don't think I could bring myself to do this. What are other things I could do to wean him quickly? Should I even be thinking of weaning in the first place? Should I just tough it out? Are there alternatives that don't involve me eating carrot soup for dinner for the next 3 years?
Last edited by jl321; 06-22-2014 at 07:16 PM.