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DD is 10 1/2 months and starting to lost interest in BFing. I want to continue but people are telling me she is ready to wean. It is true that I have a hard time getting her interested in my during the day and she just this month started taking a substantial amount of solids and it seems to have replaced a couple feedings per day. At night, she is very interested, usually 1 befrore bed, 2 during the night, and one first thing in morning. Could I "day wean" becuase I can't really get her to eat and continue nursing night?
 

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Many babies lose interest in nursing around this age but it doesn't meant they're ready to wean.

My boys also lost interest in nursing during the day at that age but they still nursed at bedtime and during the night. One of them eventually weaned a few months later (I was pg at the time with low supply) and the other one renewed his interest during toddlerhood and nurses more at 3 yo than he did at 10 mo.

It sounds like you both want to continue. Don't worry about what other people say. The relationship between a nursing mom and her baby is one that many people just don't understand.

Best wishes,
Cathy
 

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A baby under 1 will not self-wean IMO. I would offer during the day, and don't worry if she refuses. She is getting what she needs at night. I found my dd went thru a stage where she didn't want to nurse much, but then returned to it.
 

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Babies rarely self wean before 18-24 months (have you seen this: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/babyselfwean.html). I would consider your situation a distractable baby, maybe a nursing strike. Definitely keep offering often during the day, especially at down times when you can get to a quiet place (before naps is a great time usually).

Here's some other links that might help:
This is about nursing strikes: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html

This is about distractable babies: http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...ible-baby.html

Hang in there, mama!!
 

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Nursing strike! Cut waaaay back on the solids, always offer the breast first, and no way should you "day wean!" All children need BM for at least 2 years! Hang in there...good luck!
 
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