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#1 beckles5

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hi All

For those b/f a 17 month plus year old baby, can you tell me how many times they feed?  I am currently feeding morning and night.

I am thinking of stopping feeding in the next couple of months. I feel as if I could go cold turkey when the time comes.  I have tried to drop the morning feeds but my daughter ends up pulling at my top and crying so I give in and feed her.  Is there a way that can make this easier for both of us?

#2 libbylu

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

I fed til age 2. From about 18 months it was just morning and night.  We dropped the night one first (replaced it with a bottle, which probably isn't the best idea).  At age 2 we dropped the morning feed. I just explained to DS that all the 'Mummy milk' had run out since Mummy milk is for babies and he was a big two year old, but he could have some milk from the fridge instead in a nice new cup I had bought him (Winnie the Pooh).  He was quite happy with this.  
We kept the morning feed the longest because he would come into bed to feed and often go back to sleep for an hour - bliss!

#3 beckles5

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

THanks for that.  I was thinking of dropping the morning one first as I have more time in the evening to feed DD. In saying that giving her a quick feed if she wakes at 5am helps her get back to sleep.  Think I will try and avoid bottle - managed to do this with DS.  She is that little bit too young for me to explain things to at the moment.

#4 Perfect2

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:49 PM


I have fed my older two to 22and 20 months respectively.  Both times I felt I was really ready to give it up however it also felt like an impossible task.  I think distraction is the key at this age.  Try and engage her in another activity preferable not around the places you usually cuddle up and feed.  Dont get too upset when she does, I found there was times that is was impossible to say no.  Be prepared for tears at night if she tends to use feeding as a way to get to sleep.  I used to pat them back to sleep when they woke at night.  My number three is still loving her feeds and yes she is going morning, night and most days a feed during the day.

#5 fooiesmum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I was still doing quite a few feeds during the day, a morning feed and a feed to sleep (plus feeds overnight) I fed to 3years 9months - the last feed I dropped was the feed to sleep at night.

#6 pippityroo

Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

DD2 just turned 2 last week. She is still breastfed (I'm tandem feeding her & my 6mth old DD), she has 3 feeds a day. She'd have more if I let her though. She's been down to 3 feeds since around 12mths. She has them before brekky, midday nap & at night before bed.

#7 FeralZupee

Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

DD is 20 months now, and I stopped feeding her to sleep about a month ago, and then a few weeks after that we night weaned. So now she has just one evening feed when I'm working (4 days a week), but when I'm home it's still on demand, which tends to be 3-4 times a day. I've stopped expressing at work though as she's now happy to have soy milk at daycare, so I think that my supply is slowly dropping as sometimes for my days-off feeds, she's now asking for soy milky afterwards. I don't mind this as I think it might then be a way to encourage weaning or dropping those feeds without actively doing anything.

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