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- Apr 2008
Gentle Weaning 3 yo#103-02-2009, 08:57 AMMy son turned 3 yo in November and mom is about ready to wean. Near his B-day I reduced him to 3x/day, wake, nap and bed. He's done fairly well and sometimes falls asleep without nursing (which he rarely did before), however, when mom says no it can sometimes result in a whining child and crying (often not genuine) and I don't think this conflict is good for us. I'd like to hear how other mom's gently weaned there 3+ nurslings.
- Mar 2008
#203-02-2009, 09:42 AMI'm wondering about this myself. Is there a good reference out there on weaning?
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- Mar 2008
#303-02-2009, 09:48 AMI would use NVC, adknowledging his needs but telling him that that your needs are not being met.
crying (often not genuine)
Kellymom has some weaning stuff with the general distraction, spot weaning, don't offer don't refuse techniques.
Weaning: How does it happen? la Leche League is pretty much child-led weaning based but they have a good book called How Weaning Happens I think. You have already limited to a few nursings a day, just start taking a way one more every week or so....He will be upset so offer alternative cuddings, special time.Last edited by naomifrederickmd; 03-02-2009, 09:51 AM.
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- Jan 2011
#401-08-2011, 03:57 AM
I've found that, for me, discipline goes back to really looking at why I'm doing the things I do, and questioning those reasons I was given as a child. A big part of it has been relinquishing any notion that my role is to control my child's behavior.
I wish you the best. I love that we are able to grow along with our children - I'm never sure who's growing more, me or my daughter.