Sunday, February 14, 2016


Hello everyone!

Weaning, week 3! I have to tell you, this week was an emotional roller coaster for me. My little one finally got better, yay, therefore I resumed my planned schedule for weaning him. 

This week I replaced his second feeding of the morning, usually around 9-10am. Now he is breastfeeding 4 times a day (4am, 7am, 1pm and 7pm) and bottle feeding 2 times a day (9-10am and 4-5pm). He is drinking anything from 4 to 8 oz of formula per feeding. Four ounces if he had solids too close to his bottle feeding or 8 if it has been a couple of hours since he had solids. It all depends on his mood, since we do not have a very strict schedule for solids yet, but he is more solids now!!! There are some days that will refuse his morning cereal (this has happened the past two days, I wonder if it is that he is getting bored with it?).

Anyways, the first day I replaced a nursing session (I start the new schedules on Mondays) with a bottle this week, he fought it a little bit. I think it has to do with the fact that since it is a morning feeding, daddy is not around to give him the bottle. Every time that I am the one giving him the bottle, we have more resistance than if it is my husband Jeff. That first day he would stop drinking from the bottle and would try to latch on, so it took me around 45 minutes to give him the whole bottle. The next day he was back to his normal self and took the bottle right away.

For me it was a rather emotional week. I was very sad and weepy on Monday. I felt like I was missing something. I knew that this could happen since when a woman breastfeeds, her body releases the hormone Oxytocin, which produces calmness and sometimes it can make you sleepy. Our bodies also releases endorphins while we breastfeed which gives the mother some kind of natural high! Because of this hormonal change it is not unusual to feel a bit down when you start weaning your baby. I definitely felt it this week. By the third day I felt like my old self. This comes to show you how amazing our bodies are and that the benefits of breastfeeding are not only for the baby, but for momma as well.

I am still debating on whether I remove a breastfeeding session every week or every two weeks. Let's see how it goes this week. I will keep you posted!


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