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!
Hi im 26year old im a mother of two my daughter is 1year n 4months n my son is 3 i been breastfeeding my daughter since birth and i think its time to get to let go i nurse her three times after she eats nap time n bedtime but shes too atache she only wants to sleep with me i dont get good night sleep cause even while shes asleep she wakes up crying looking for the breast please help i tried introducin her to a bootle but she wont take it she drinks from her sippy cup but wen ibtry giving her whole lk
Hi Melissa, i am have a huge struggle to wean baby off the breast, she does not take a bottle from me or my husband , only from the nanny. based on that i dont think she is refusing the bottle, but us. I am not producing a lot milk now, it would take her forever to drink and fall asleep. she does not nap well or sleep well when there is not enough milk, she is 12 months now, i am at my wits end, please help