Monday, May 2, 2011

Haute Mom Dilemma #41 - Self Weaning?

This weaning thing has gotten me into a slight frenzy. Not only from the unanswered question of what will fill the void (now I know whole milk and other foods) but also from the excitement of ditching my old ball and chain...the pump!

I attempted to switch Stella's afternoon nursing session with some breastmilk in a sippy cup and that didn't work out so well. Instead of nursing her before dinner she now takes a bottle of breastmilk without batting an eye. The small taste of freedom has my mouth watering for more!

Last week I noticed that Stella was turning her little nose up at her mid-morning bottle so I began giving her whole yogurt instead. She loves it. I think she has chosen to switch out her bottle for some yogurt on her own, making for one successful elimination of a feeding! Yay for Stella!

I have been doing a lot of inquiring about how to wean and what foods should take its place. As I continue to search the answers out, my daughter may decide to help her old mom out on her own.

Next stop - milk in a sippy cup for all feedings except morning and night! I think I can...I think I can...

Stella's excited too!

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  1. Hi, excited to find your blog through blog hopping. I’m your new follower! I invite you to come on over for a visit when you have a chance, and hopefully follow me back.

    Have a fabulous week! Best wishes with the sippy cup. She is going to love it eventually. Enjoy the experience because they grow fast.

    Apron Senorita

  2. I weaned my 2 year old of her bottle back in January. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done, so I totally understand what you are going through! Just keep your head up and know that eventually it all works itself out! Just stick to your guns! Yay for your little one loving yogurt! What a great dairy substitute!

  3. Good luck with the sippy cup! I love that.. "I think I can... I think I can" Freedom is near :-)

  4. Ahh, I remember pumping. Good luck, your freedom is just around the corner. I'm a new follower from the hop.

  5. I know what you mean - except we are about to go from formula to milk and then switch to sippy cup - I am having major anxiety over it - glad to see it's working out for you ... makes me feel better about the process!


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