Question by love-a: How do I get my 18 month old to stop wanting to nurse all the time?
I’ve been trying to wean him for almost a month now. He just won’t give up though. Everytime I sit down he comes and gets in my lap and actually digs into my blouse so that he can breastfeed. He constantly wants to nurse. Any ideas or tips?
Answer by Amava
He can’t have what you don’t offer. At 18 months it’s time to wean. He’s not an infant anymore and shouldn’t be fed like one. Some would argue and say that it’s fine to breastfeed well into their toddler years, but just remember the longer you do it the harder it will be to stop.
Let him pick out his own sippy cup. Maybe one with Elmo on it or something. Call it his “big boy cup” and give that to him instead of the breast. He might cry and even scream, but he’ll just have to live with it. It’s not mean, it’s tough love.
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