Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Operation Wean Nicolaus - Day 1

I have started the process of weaning Nicolaus from the breast. I have mixed emotions about it. On the one hand I love seeing our little man grow up and accomplish milestones in his life. On the other, I love the one on one time we share when nursing. But, with baby #2 on the way, it will be nice to have a break--even if only for a few months. I will be dropping one feeding each week for the next several weeks and replace that feeding with a sippy cup of milk. We started after his morning nap because I think this is the feeding that will least bother him. The hardest will be his bedtime and morning sessions. Nicolaus did fantastic with his first taste of milk. He drank nearly all 4 oz I put in his cup! He did manage to get some all over his chest too, but for a first try I thought he did great. We have some recommendations on a few different cups to try. With the ones we have, it seems the fluid either comes out too fast or too slow. We shall see about getting those this weekend. Everything I have read says to get one cup and try to stick with it, so we better choose one soon!

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