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Child Psychology and Behaviour

Weaning

Komal B
1 to 3 years

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Updated on Apr 27, 2016

Hi all mommies, my son is of 18 months old n Nw I m trying fr weaning. But all efforts are going in vain. I want him to leave gently n gradually but he is not ready fr it. He is becoming more cranky n not willing to stop. Especially in Midnite hrs.. he gets up in mid of nite n searching fr milk. Can u guys pls suggest.

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Komal B

| Apr 29, 2016

Thanks a ton dearies mommies.. I guess ur experience will really work.. Though I got victory during day hrs. He doesn't ask fr it.. and while making him fall asleep during nite hrs.. is my husband's task.. but Nw only the Midnite hrs I have to work.. This lappy sleep thing always work.. thankk u guyss

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Jyotsna Sahu

| Apr 28, 2016

Hi Komal... i can understand your problem. My daughter did the same ... she demanded every time BM... So i started to stop feeding her in night first... When she woke for milk in midnight i just took her in my lap and tried to make her sleep. I asked her that it's gone .. You finished all. now you are a big baby so milk is not coming. U should make urself hard to do all this. Sometimes I felt very bad, cried and blame myself but my husband support me not to give up. You both have to be prepare for this process. In day time try to busy him in outdoor activities or go somewhere. Gradually he understands that you will not give him. I went through it around a month now I stopped completely. Sometimes she insists me to give but when i asked "it's gone" she understands. Hope it will help... good luck

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Shanthi sriram

| Apr 28, 2016

Try to give milk using feeding bottle when baby search for milk. its worked out for my son's case.

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Jahnavi A

| Apr 28, 2016

Even my baby girl is 1. 2 yrs and same situation wakes up at night searching for BM.. What I did I gradually stopped day time breastfeeding and now she has only at night, during the day I give her milk by bottle. I dunno how Wil I stop the night feeds now..

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Archita Jha

| Apr 28, 2016

Hi Komal, Weaning can be a really frustrating process. I have just gone through mine. What I did was reduce the number of feeds very gradually. Night hours were particularly difficult but I tried to give him sips of water whenever he woke up at night. Sometimes it would work, many a times it didnt. Kids cry and we give in thinking that everyone will wake up or atleast the kid will go back to sleep but as you gradually reduce the frequency, you have to be stern not to give in easily. Eventually the child will realise this and go back to sleep. It's very easy for some, while for others it takes a lot of time... but being patient is the key.

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Shilpy Agarwal

| Apr 28, 2016

hi komal to start weaning u can't leave the bottle at one go... feed him bottle as well start with glass at day times

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