Thursday, February 12, 2009

Weaning tip

Number of days on breast milk: 21 months, 12 days;

Number of formula feeds: around 5, maybe;

Number of bottle feeds of breast milk: around 10, maybe;

Frequency of feeds: every 3 to 4 hours or any time Mother sat down anywhere;

Baby's state: content with the status quo;

Mother's state: exhausted;

Doctor's advice: "all it takes is one vote";

Mother's response: "yeah, sure";

Weaning methods considered: neem oil (rejected for possible side effects on digestive system) and discipline (neither Mother's nor Baby's heart in it);

Mother has a brainwave: asafetida;

Days it takes to wean: 1.

Not saying it'll work for everyone, but it was the quickest and least painful (although engorgement bothered Mother for a while) in terms of getting Baby to move on.


Sands said...

That's cool. Whatever works! This reminded me of the time I used band-aid to stop my kids from the habit of sucking their thumb :)

Nino's Mum said...

hahaha :) who would have thought!
We did the discipline bit and it gave me the only furrow on my brow.

Choxbox said...

Wish I had had similar brainwaves :)
Happy for you two girls.

Anonymous said...

And here I am with a baby that will only drink my breast milk from a bottle and not from the breast! I guess as long as she gets the milk, it shouldnt matter how....:-)