I have a questions about weening my toddler from bf sesitively. My dd is 21 months old. I had hoped to nurse her longer and allow her the choice to decide when she was done bf, but i'm needing to resume taking my medicine. I saw my pain specialist the other day (while working at a mental health institute i had a child kick my shoulder out of it's socket, pulling lots of muscles and unfortunatly causing perminate nerve damage) although i've been doing well without my medicine i can no longer feel my fingers and often have trouble lifting my rt arm (i'm rt handed). He says i need to return back to my medicine however, i need to quite bf. Now there are women who take this medicine while pregnant and bf. The medicine use to treat my nerve damage is also use to treat seizures. The main side effect is drowsyness and sometimes slower development. I can see this because it causes forgetfullness in me sometimes. I would rather not expose her to this type of medicine. But she loves to BF. She's still BF about 4 or 5 times through the night. and probably still nurses every 2 hrs during the day, often more if she's unwell or needs to feel more connected. Up until now i haven't discourage this often. However on the occassion if it's right before lunch i'll tell her no she has to wait until after she eats. She becomes hysterical! sometimes crying sooo hard she makes herself gag. I try compassionaltly to console her, i try and distract her with other things but nothing will help her and i've had this go on for 20 min ( i eventually give in and give her the breast)! I'm unsure what to do. I want to continue to allow her to nurse, but i do need to take my medicine as i'm more irritable when i'm in a great deal of pain. I have a while yet before she has to be weaned. i have until around her 2nd b-day before i return back to the dr's. Does anyone have some good literature on how to wean sensitvely with an AP style??
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