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“Dear Aunty Lactivist,
T is 13 months. Up til his birthday he was still breastfeeding in the day time, about once in the afternoon but he seems to have dropped that feed somewhere along the line. So now he feeds on waking in the morning and at bedtime or at least he did til last night.
Last night he wouldn’t breastfeed, latched on had a little suck but came off and wouldn’t go back on. I think he’s teething and I’ve given him calpol at bedtime as that seems to be the time he is most distressed. Last night he cried but not too much after I sang to him and he went off to sleep without the boob. I ended up picking him up at around 8.30 and doing a dream feed and then he went all night til 6 when he woke for the day and had another feed.
Tonight he did the same but screamed and screamed when I put him in his cot, I kept going back and offering the boob but he kept pushing me away and crying more.
He finally settled after a sip of water and me singing again
Is this him weaning? With my daughter the bedtime feed was the last to go. I’m not ready for this to end, he’s just a baby.
Do you think it might be his teeth hurting? He’s been wearing an amber teething necklace and is absolutely fine during the day but I have to take it off when he goes to bed.
Any advice welcome please. x”