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* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by Helen on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:33 pm

as you all no i posted in end of breastfeeding a few month ago saying i think bethany is ready to stop. but shes still on and off. but just wanted to ask - and i no every child is different - but how often does your little one feed at 2?

beth will be 2 on friday (cant belive how quick thats gone lol) and i dont no if shes giving up or if 2 years olds go through times were it can be weeks in between feeds? she keeps asking for booby but when i get them out she just wants to poke my nipples and a few times over this last week shes gone to feed but never even put my nipple in her mouth - just makes noises like pretend feeding lol. its been a few week now since her last feed.

is this all normal or is it a part of stopping feeding?

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:15 am

yer i think its normal sounds like she is self weaning, when she asks just keep doing what your doing, Niamh went through that stage at 2 and i really thought she was gonna stop but she started again at two generally she was just morning and night sometimes in the day if she hurt her self or was tired lol now at three she just has a night feed. hope your all well xxxx
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Post by emmiesmummy on Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:52 pm

Emily still feeds as often as she can ,no sign of slowing down at all. So i cant help sorry x
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Post by Natasha on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:26 pm

She may have sensed that something is different (as with the pregnancy) and is feeling like she needs an extra bit of reasurrance?

She could be in the process of weaning but just wants to kow when she goes for boob (alothough she may not want it) she wants to see that its still available if she had the choice

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Post by kay on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:40 pm

emmiesmummy wrote:Emily still feeds as often as she can ,no sign of slowing down at all. So i cant help sorry x

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Post by Squiglet on Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:14 am

All the TIME!!! Its exhausting. Sigh... But she's so not ready to stop right now. I think around 10 times aday? Maybe 5 if I am working.
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Post by Drusilla on Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:36 pm

DS is feeding about 3-4 times a day, he has only just stopped feeding through the night.
Every baby is different and will want to wean off the breast at different ages.

It does sound like she is self-weaning, you should be very proud that you have fed her for 2 years and have allowed her to decide when she has had enough cheers

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