Weaning toddler from SNS, anyone? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 09-12-2012, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
mum mummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi, has anyone done this?  LO is 20m, we only use SNS at naptime and bedtime.  I don't have much milk left and his latch is not great but he will comfort (?) nurse at other times.  I talked to a lactation consultant and we thought the only way to do it was cold turkey really (with lots of warning, explaining etc).  Has anyone done it any other ways?  I thought of just stopping bedtime, and he could have a bottle and then nurse without the SNS, and keep it at naptimes because he actually falls asleep nursing at naptimes. 

When I have tried not using it he's gone around to where it would be and asked me to put it on!  :)

 

I am just tired of using it and get irritated using it at bedtime.  Overnight he has a bottle because it did not matter how good my supply was he would not nurse without the SNS.  I went onto the bottle overnight when he was one year old.  He has cows milk in the bottle (yeah, not great I know but it's a miracle he's bf at all, won't go into the whole back story!).

Thank you x
 

mum mummy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 09-12-2012, 04:35 PM
 
gemasita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I don't have any advice but wow on using the SNS for 20 months!  That's incredible and wonderful.  What a commitment.  Hope he'll wean off of it smoothly!


Jamie, DW to Jeff, birth and postpartum doula and Hypnobabies instructor.
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.
gemasita is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 09-14-2012, 06:56 AM
 
skycheattraffic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wonder if you could puncture the tubing or something so it doesn't work or leaks or something... That way you can put it on, try using it and truthfully say it's broken and get rid of it. 20 months may be too young to understand this but you could try it later on. I'm sorry but I don't have any other ideas. It's wonderful that you've nursed so long even with needing an SNS.
skycheattraffic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off