If your one(ish) year old barely ate solids, when did you wean from breastfeeding? What did that look like for you?
LO will be one in a few weeks and eats 2-3 small meals a day. Breakfast might be part of a banana, or some toast with puree, etc. Lunch/dinner might be some shredded meat with puree, peas or other veggies, or some of what we're eating. But she doesn't eat much when it comes to solids & she still nurses a ton (overnight, too!).
I was hoping to slowly start dropping a feed here and there so she would be weaned for most of the day by the time she's 15 months & I go back to work. I know it will happen, but it's hard to imagine right now!
pomegranate / 3411 posts
i am the same situation, except i went back to work 2 months ago. i still don't find he eats a whole lot but he nurses whenever he sees me. And the overnight nursing has increased since i went back to work. So i feel at a loss (and am majorly sleep deprived). i just tell myself he is getting what he needs because he gains weights and is healthy at his well baby doctor appts. As for weaning, i just started offering cow's milk instead of my milk during the day when he turned one. But when he sees me (like after i have been away at work all day), he just wants to nurse, so it's clearly for comfort too.
I recall with DS1 that he was almost completely weaned by 2 years, i just don't remember exactly when the sessions dropped. But by 2 years he had been down to one session at bedtime for quite a while. And for a while before that, he had just been nursing one additional session in the morning. So i have hope that maybe by 18 months, DS2 will decrease his frequency?