I have started to try to wean Jude off my breast.. Well, at least for the day time. While I am away he is ok and he doesn’t look for me or the boob fix. But the moment I stepped into the house, he will follow me tightly and keep harrass me by saying :” Mummy nen nen” endless time till everyone also get annoyed.
It’s okay if he still want to suckle. I know my milk production is very little already and no way he can thrive solely depending on my breast milk, So introduce Pediasure to him since 3 months back. He still take only pathetically 3oz each feed, 2-3times daily. Also always left 1oz. And during the process is like “force feed”. How much formula should a 19months old toddler taking? He still weigh around 11.8KG, 85cm tall. Compared to Manfred he is rather petite. Really petite.. Manfred weigh 12kg when he was 9months old.
Don’t mean to compare. Don’t mind if he is smaller in size. But taking 7to 10oz daily.. isn’t it a little bit too little? And add on to weaning stress, my breast engorged to stone hard last week(before menses). I had to let Jude suckle almost whole 24hours to get rid of the engorgement. Then right after menses the engorgement came AGAIN!!!! Wow! Big time torture as I was away the whole afternoon from Jude.. Imagine how miserable I was………
And best is…. MIL keep telling me try the medicated oil method. Put some spicy medicated oil on my breast and let him suckle. According to MIL Jude will flee big time and will never ask for the boob again. I didn’t quite think that will work. And true enough. No effect on him at all.. he even took over the bottle of medicated oil and start sniffing with his nose… grin at me some more… How to wean?
Anyhow, no hurry… since he is okay without the breast at noon oredy. Just hope I could slowly “talk” him out of it…. in exchange, he must take some formula ok?