transitioning to after 1 year

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Registered: 07-12-2007
transitioning to after 1 year
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 10:20pm

My LO is 11 months, and we're still exclusively breastfeeding (no formula), although she will eat table foods with us. No huge amounts though.

I'm planning to nurse until age 2 years. How do I transition to nursing beyond a year? Right now, she's nursing every 3 hours during the day, and about 4-5 times in the latter half of the night. During the day, she doesn't give any signs as to when she wants to nurse. I just look at the clock and offer, and she takes it. If I am sometimes delayed and wait too long, like 3.5 hours or 4 hours, then she'll cry, so that would be a "sign." After she turns 12 months, should I just wait until she gives me that sign, or should I continue to offer every 3 hours?

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Registered: 01-12-2006
Tue, 05-12-2009 - 11:45pm

To be honest, I didn't really change anything after the 12 month point.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 9:24am

Congrats on getting to nearly a year!


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Registered: 03-15-2005
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 1:58pm

Jackson seemed to just change his nursing habits right around one year old.

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