How to Wean Your Baby from Breastfeeding
- May 14, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
It seems that you just got the hang of nursing, and now you’re looking into weaning baby of your breast. For some moms who need or want to stop breastfeeding for one reason or another, weaning can be a struggle because the baby might not be ready for the bottle. For other moms, weaning happens naturally as over time, the baby grows and starts to lose interest in breastfeeding and prefers the bottle. In this video, I offer some great advice on how to wean your baby off breastfeeding!
How to Wean Baby
Deciding when and how to wean your breastfeeding baby is such a personal decision for mothers and it can be a very emotional one. I remember feeling really sad after each time I stopped nursing. It felt like a loss for me. In addition to my other tips in the video, make sure you are weaning gradually. Otherwise, you could develop plugged ducts and mastitis.
Let me know how you decided to wean your baby off breastfeeding! Did this happen naturally or did you follow a plan or weaning schedule? Add your own story in the comments below!