I want to avoid feeding because I have very less quintity to feed him, he is also taking food n dyte is good but many times he want feeding almost 10 to 15 times a day.
14 Apr 2014
I agree with Kaismama. I breastfed my oldest until he was a bit over two years old and once he was old enough to ask for the breast in public, I knew it was time to stop. At this age, it is just "comforting" that they want or "mommy time". If he still wants to suck, offer a pacifier and cuddle him. He may not be happy with this at first but dont give in and give the breast-this stage wont last long if you dont give in. Another approach is to offer a small bottle of milk, juice or water, work your way to a "sippy cup" or just offer the "sippy cup" of milk, juice or water while cuddling him close. Often it is just the closeness and cuddling they want. Some babies have a strong sucking desire and suck to relieve tension, stress and anxiety. This is likely what your baby is wanting. He doesnt need to feed this many times a day obviously, especially if he is eating foods and drinking milk, juice and water.
Your baby needs to learn to fall asleep on his own and to learn to comfort himself so that he can learn to be a happy adjusted toddler. This can be a bit of a stressful time for both of you. You can always talk to your baby's pediatrician about this too.
17 Apr 2014
In my opinion I think if your still nursing a child who is no longer a baby at age 2 its time to quit nursing. Remember for a childs 1st year a baby needs a mothers breast milk or formula if your not nursing. However later in that 1st year its time to start gradually feeding your baby food such as baby cereals and baby food out of a jar. By age two a child should be getting much more food than milk to fill up its little belly. Your child shouldnt still be nursing 10 to 15 times a day. You must be exhausted! Try to keep your childs belly full with food, regular milk, fruit juices, water, etc... in the place of nursing try just holding rocking and cuddling instead. Babies love the closeness. They may just be wanting to snuggle up to mom more so than nurse. Gradually allow your child to nurse less and less while feeding more food and drinks so that you know they arent wanting to nurse out of genuine hunger.good luck. I know personally how hard it is.
I nursed all 3 of my kids who are now grown for their entire 1st year of life. After they turned a year I weaned them off the breast and onto a childs sippy type drinking cup. That might bean idea of something you may want to try.
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