How to stop breastfeeding a toddler?

I am 35-weeks-pregnant with number 3, and my 2-year-old still breastfeeds in the morning and evening. How can I get him to stop? I have tried everything, but he will not go to bed without breastfeeding. I need to put a stop to this before the baby is born because I know it will cause issues. How did you wean your toddlers?

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Following! Maybe ask your Dr or a lactation consultant?

Sorry pump it off and give to him in a beaker then swap it for fresh milk

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Bandaids on your nipples say you have boo boos

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You stop. Like taking a bottle or cup away. Slowly. But in my opinion ONLY offer a cup. If they want a drink they will take it. Honesty a 2 year old doesnt need to breastfeed they rely more on food for their nutrients so if you go the route of just stopping itll cause crying but that’s it

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I did it really slowly and just offered milk or water instead

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I told him they were broken it took a couple days but then he stopped asking. That was over a year ago. Now he tells me all the time that my chest hurts cuz it’s broken but hey he weaned.:woman_shrugging:

My sister put black bandaids on her nipples and told her daughter “look! They are all yucky!!” And it worked. :joy::joy:

I just told my 2 yr old that my milk was gone. She arguedwith me and finally told me she was sick and had a fever

I told my little girl they were broken and she would not have it so i smothered honey and coffee on top and when she pulled my top up not long after she was disgusted and went off them took me a couple of days to ween her off… :slight_smile:

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Ah see every two year old isn’t the same right. Going off the mentality of my 2 year old I’d say just stop :woman_shrugging:t2: 2 year olds don’t need to be on boob. Make a story book about boob being passed onto baby and give him a sticker every day he goes without and then take him to buy a new outfit and big boy toy

I’m in a pregnant/tandem breastfeeding group as well as an extended breastfeeding group & just know if you go that route that there is support. Once the baby comes your toddler might start nursing more.

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I cold turkey quit breastfeeding my son in Feb when we found out we were expecting another baby. He was 1 year and 7 months and he was exclusively breastfed only since he was born. It was hard the first few days but after a week he learned to fall asleep without it and stopped trying to get it after two weeks.

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apply nail biting medicine

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Start when the signs go into the knees

Tandem nursing doesn’t cause problems. Your milk automatically adjusts for which kid needs the most nutrients, which would be the newborn.
Some women nurse the newborn on one side and their toddler on the other side exclusively and the milk looks completely different from one breast to the other because the body auto adjusts fat content, antibodies, and nutrients. It’s actually pretty neat.

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Put bandaid on it and tell him it is hurt. If he asks to try it, put lemon juice on it. Worked like a charm. :laughing::laughing:

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My little man was 15 months when I was ready to stop. My lactation consultant told me to leave him for a weekend. It was hard, but I left him around bedtime one night with my hubby and one night with my mom and he never tried again after that. I didn’t stay gone the whole weekend just left til he fell asleep without the boob.

U just gotta stop. Itll be a rough couple days or nights but it’ll be ok.

Just gotta throw the gauntlet and wait it out. You can do it mom.