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My 15 Month Old Is Addicted To Breastfeeding!?

My 15 Month Old Is Addicted To Breastfeeding!?

Postby Iwdael » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:28 pm

I asked this question before but yet to get help. So im asking again in hopes the right person will come across it. There is no right answer but looking for the right answer fo us...

I have a 15 month old boy. He drinks milk from a sippy cup and eats 3 rather big meals a day. However he still craves to breastfeed. And by crave I mean..throws a fit if i wont give it to him.. Its no so bad during the day, usually only once. But at night is the problem. He will sleep from 830 till till around 1ish and then.. Its really bad, he thinks im his soother. He wants to be attached to my boob the rest of the night its off, on, off, on until I give up then its wake time. He did not sleep through th night yet! 15 months! I am afraid to leave him with anyone, he Absolutely throws a fit until he gets it.. spoild .. yes and i know its my own fault. I tried to let him cry it out but he cry sooo had and sooo long. He screams and we live in an apartment building. Once I left him for 45 Min's! brakes my heart..Has anyone ever experienced this?? Did they outgrow it?? Any ideas what to do??
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Postby chay » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:29 pm

I still nurse my 21 month old a fewl times a day, and I am now trying to night wean him. He wants to nurse all night too! And it's very uncomfortable and I get NO sleep. I've been laying with him in his bed at night, and nursing him until he falls asleep (I know you are not supposed to do that, and I will work on that soon haha), then go to sleep in my own bed. He will wake up about 3 hours later, and come to my bed and want to nurse. I've been wearing a t-shirt to bed so he does not have easy access haha, and I tell him he will have to wait until morning. He screams and cries and hits me, but he eventually settles down, and goes right to sleep! I let him sleep with me the rest of the night. At first he woke up a few more times after that, but I just did the same thing and he goes to sleep. I've only been doing this for a few days, but he is getting much better, he slept the rest of the night last night! I'm also hoping that he will eventually stay in his own bed too :) lol
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My 15 Month Old Is Addicted To Breastfeeding!?

Postby Ronit » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 pm

Your son is not "addicted" to breastfeeding, it is a comforting behavior he has done all his life.
He does not know any other way, he hasn't outgrown nursing yet.
He will stop when he's ready, no one breastfeeds forever. :)

My son self weaned around 18 months old.
He went from nursing several times a day, to a couple of times a day, to every few days, until he just didn't need to nurse anymore.
It was a gradual transition he put himself through.

If you are trying to wean, it may help to wait until he is naturally wanting to be more independent anyway.
Babies and toddlers go through periods of separation anxiety alternating with periods of independence and growth.
From the way he is crying, it sounds like he is in a separation anxiety stage right now.
But if you can wait a couple of more months until he is a year and a half, he should enter into a new phase of independence.
When he starts pushing you away, use that time to cut back on nursing.

He is still getting nutrition from nursing, for what its worth.
Here is a list of breastmilk benefits for the second year: http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/eb...
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Postby Uaid » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:36 pm

Don't give in. Your the parent not him.
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Postby Mauricio » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:42 pm

He's not addicted. He's not spoiled. Nursing is comforting, sucking is comforting in infants and young children. The average age for weaning world wide is 4 years.

A pacifier as actually a plastic substitute for MOM not the other way around. Enjoy the cuddle time with him right now. Enjoy that YOUR amazing, magical body has the ability to comfort and nourish your little one.

You are NOT spoiling him but not letting him cry it out. You are tending to his emotional needs. This is not to say you can stop him from feeling bad ever, but there is no need to make him feel bad on purpose when you have the ability to soothe him. Leaving him to cry does not teach him to soothe himself, helping him be soothed teaches him the world is a safe place and he has you to be safe with, this creates a child with confidence.

Leaving him to cry alone teaches him you don't care about his emotional needs. So nurse him as much as he wants (my 2.5 year old nurses 10+ times a day). He doesn't sleep through the night either.

You can night wean. When he wakes for a nurse, tell him they are sleeping and just cuddle him back to sleep. He will cry and put up a fuss for a few days, but he will get it over it. My son is persistent and it took a few weeks but he's finally not trying to shove his hand in my shirt to get his "nums" out.

But your child is not spoiled. by anymeans.
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Postby Coed » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:44 pm

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