Gearing up to wean
I did it. I made it the whole year breastfeeding. Tomorrow Avery turns one (AHHH!) and weaning begins. I'm really excited to have my body belong to me again, a little nostalgic about my little girl growing up, and a little lost trying to imagine my life without having to work around the nursing schedule. Since we're planning on trying to get pregnant in about a year (AHHH again) I feel like I need this next year to have my body to myself before it belongs to our next baby again. Plus Avery is doing great with eating a variety of solids and drinking lots of water. I'm not worried about her nutrition.
So here's my plan:
June 6-13: 4 Nursings per day. 1/2cup whole milk with dinner.
June 14-21: 3 Nursings per day. 1/2cup whole milk with lunch and dinner
June 22-29: 2 Nursings per day. 1/2 cup whole milk with lunch, dinner & snack.
June 29-July 6: 1 Nursing before bed. 2 cups whole milk total, spaced throughout the day.
July 7th: NO NURSING, maybe just a small glass of milk before bed if she protests.
What do you think? Any suggestions?
Every time I dropped a nursing I added a half cup of whole milk somewhere throughout the day. We gave it to her in a straw cup though, not a bottle. We we're weaning her of bottles too.
Good luck and PM me if you want to talk :)