I weaned my son at the same age, what a battle after two weeks of tears and tantrums both mine and his I was ready to give up. He would go 8 hours with only having drunk 100mls of water. In the end hubby took a week of work and did it. The first few bottles took an hour to give but after that he never looked back and was fully weaned by the end of the week. I had to leave the house whilst he was doing because if our little boy thought I was around or could see me he would play up. So I guess what I am trying to say is if you have someone else who can help, who bubby is close to then maybe ask them for a hand. They have to be prepared to give all the bottles though. From memory the way we did it was the first day he got his morning, lunch time and afternoon feed from Daddy and I did the bed time, and early hours of the morning feed. Second day I dropped the early hours of the morning feed and Daddy gave a bottle though there were a few tears. The next few days we I continued the night feed and on the 7th day I gave him a bottle for it which was a struggle for about a week but he eventually realised Mummy wasn't giving in. I did it so quickly because I had to go onto heart medication. It is recommended you do it slower over a month or two if you have the time. I also recommend chatting to your community nurse or The Breast Feeding Association would probably be even better. The main thing to remeber and it is hard to.. Stay Strong. All the best and I hope I was some help. My little boy is now 16 months and in no way interested in a breastfeed, he gets extremely excited about the bottle though.
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