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|Wed, 03-11-2009 - 12:11pm|
I've never posted here before, but I am in dire need of weaning help! I have no idea where to start, and I would love some great advice!
I have been exclusively nursing my daughter coming up on 9 months now. I have enjoyed the whole process, and so has my daughter, but I will be going back to work by the time she turns one. Unfortunately, I will not be able to factor in pumping with my job. I would love to let her self-wean, but that's just not a possibility :(
Anyways, I have no idea where to start. The one thing I have started to do is stretch the time a little bit between nursings during the day. She doesn't seem to have a problem with this. We're nursing about every four hours or so. I'm not even beginning to think about nighttime nursing, I will keep those for as long as I can. Daytime is my main concern!
Tatum is eating solids 3x a day plus two little snacks in between. She gets a wide variety of foods, and eats pretty much anything I put in front of her. She also gets sips of water with her meals, and she drinks that very well (from a regular cup). I'm a little confused about the guidelines regarding cow's milk -- I've been hearing not to introduce it until 12 mos., but I've also heard that it is safe to slowly start offering it at 9 mos.?
Besides stretching out her daytime feedings, what other things can I do to begin the weaning process during the day? I am totally lost! Any advice or help would be MUCH appreciated! Thanks!