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    Hi everyone, hope all is well.

    Ilm trying to get my 17 month old DS off boob and onto a bottle during the day. Hes going off and hasnt stopped screaming and throwing himself around the house for over an hour now, ive tried givibg him milk, juice, water, coconut ewater and even chocolate but he wont take anything.
    I just dont know what to do, if i give in now then the tantrums will just continue to get worse and my DP said that im practically torchering him. He had boob at 7:30 this morning and was fine up until about 10:30-11 and even ate food (which he hasnt been doing at all because of boob, he even stopped gaining any weight. Im just so lost what should i do? Its now 12pm and hes due for a nap. Everyone is telling me to just leave him but im so lost.. if i give in he wont eat.. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanajo View Post
    Hi everyone, hope all is well.

    Ilm trying to get my 17 month old DS off boob and onto a bottle during the day. Hes going off and hasnt stopped screaming and throwing himself around the house for over an hour now, ive tried givibg him milk, juice, water, coconut ewater and even chocolate but he wont take anything.
    I just dont know what to do, if i give in now then the tantrums will just continue to get worse and my DP said that im practically torchering him. He had boob at 7:30 this morning and was fine up until about 10:30-11 and even ate food (which he hasnt been doing at all because of boob, he even stopped gaining any weight. Im just so lost what should i do? Its now 12pm and hes due for a nap. Everyone is telling me to just leave him but im so lost.. if i give in he wont eat.. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ 
    Omg it is hard. I gave up so many times but have now weaned in the last 2 months or so (he still asks and he is 3 in March). How many feeds per day? For me the only way to do it was to drop 1 at a time. I actually dropped night feeds first (except fora feed at 4ish) then all day feeds except for his nap. I kept up the morning, nap and night feeds for... at least a year (unless he was sick I felt bad and gave him access when and where he wanted).

    So if he normally feeds morning/mid-morning/nap/afternoon/night then maybe try giving up mid morning/afternoon for a while then drop the nap one.

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    I gave in.. ๐Ÿ˜•
    he will choose boob over any type of food i offer, and he goes nuts if i look like ill say no, hes a very head strong little boy!
    He can have about 7-10 on a good day and double that on a bad day.
    Im trying only nap times and first thing in the mornings so far, hes not exactly happy with it but occasionally hell take a sipper cup of watered juice or coconut water.
    Im thinking ill stick with the nap times and night times (in the middle of the night) and see how we go,it jussst feels like im being the big old meany and it makes me cry alot of the time. How did you cope ?!

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    I gave in.. ๐Ÿ˜•
    he will choose boob over any type of food i offer, and he goes nuts if i look like ill say no, hes a very head strong little boy!
    He can have about 7-10 on a good day and double that on a bad day.
    Im trying only nap times and first thing in the mornings so far, hes not exactly happy with it but occasionally hell take a sipper cup of watered juice or coconut water.
    Im thinking ill stick with the nap times and night times (in the middle of the night) and see how we go,it jussst feels like im being the big old meany and it makes me cry alot of the time. How did you cope ?!

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    It is hard. But he is at childcare 3 times a week so those days he does not get milk anyway. Maybe try being out of the house without him more. Or I even took DS out more and he was distracted and forgot for a while. I coped by having an extremely supportive husband (who kept me strong and kept mw from giving in) and I just kept reminding myself it is a tantrum and I am not hurting him. It is so hard though.

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    Thank you, my DP is supportive while he can be (he works full time 6 days a week) and he has massive anxiety attacks if he feels like DS is breakinf down, which i totally get i hurts me too. I gues im just 'the mean' parent and DP is the big old good guy hahaha hes def alot softer on him than i can be at times haha .thank yoy so much ill start taking him out more and hopefully it will see us through, even for a little while

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    If he won't take a bottle try offering him milk in a cup instead. And I agree with the pp about getting out and about to distract him. I found my ds went through an extra clingy stage around 17-18 month so maybe he is not ready to drop his midday feed?

    Eta. Fwiw my 23 month old ds still has a lunch feed on days I'm not working. It's the easiest way to put him down for his nap! ๐Ÿ˜‚


 

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