May 21, 2009

Help! Advice Needed!

My little Logan is 8 months next week. I'm still exclusively nursing him and I'm SO ready to start the weening process. For the last few months he has been waking up in the night (sometimes every 2-3 hours) and there was a time he was sleeping through the night so it feels like we are taking a huge step back. And in the day he nurses every 3 to 4 hours so I feel like his appetite is growing and I can't keep up. Here's what I've tried so far.... I've been trying to give him more solids, but he is still only eating 1 and 1/2 to 2 a day. I offer him bottles w/ formula and he REFUSES to drink any. He cries and screams and then I usually give in. He sometimes pulls at my shirt and I feel if I don't ween him now, it will be so much harder later on. He will drink an oz or so of apple juice from a bottle so it seems he doesn't like the taste of the formula. I called his Dr and they suggested going cold turkey but warned me that there will be a few really hard days ahead but if he is hungry enough he will take the bottle. I'm not sure what to do?!? I guess since I'm already up so much in the night I should just do it and not give in. And if it were just Logan I think I would be trying harder but I have Drake too. And I am not sure I can handle TWO fussy boys at the same time. If anyone has any advice I will take it!!

5 comments:

Brandon, Audra, Rylee and Krew said...

I don't have any advice, because I am going through the exact thing with my almost 10 month old! If you find something that works, please share it with me, If I find something, I'll do the same!

Giron Family said...

That little MONSTER! I would say do the cold turkey thing. Yeah, it will sux but in a week you will be so glad you did it. That's what happened with Els (not by choice but b/c I dried up). It was painful but she finally caved in. Then all was good!
Good luck! And if you need a break bring to my house. :)

Alex said...

I am sorry! I kind of know how you feel. You might just have to go cold turkey on him. Poor little guy, being a baby is rough! Good luck. :) I am so sorry I haven't called you yet about a facial for my lil sis, but I have been super busy. If you don't have too much going on Saturday I think that would be the best for her, but I will give you a call. We should play soon!

William and Lacey said...

8 Months...how fun! Good luck with the weening thing! I have no advice since I'm just barely getting the hang of nursing..But let us all know how it goes. Cause I'm not looking forward to the weening process! Good luck with your cute boy!!

The Christensen's said...

Yeah nats I would say cold turkey is the way to go...like kin said you will hate everyone for a few days but it will be better in the long run. So hard though, I know but crying it out has worked for my kids and "NOW" they are all terrific sleepers...good luck!