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How can I stop breastfeeding?

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Asked by Ileen74 at 8:36 AM on Jul. 17, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Weaning- it's how you stop breastfeeding

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:39 AM on Jul. 17, 2013

  • Give up one feeding and replace with a bottle. A week later replace another feeding with a bottle. Do it slowly.

    Answer by mompam at 9:25 AM on Jul. 17, 2013

  • Drop one feeding per week till gone. That's it. Nothing more. If baby is under one year old, then you need to replace with formula. Over one year, replace how you please.

    Don't expect infant cooperation, however!

    And you should know, you don't HAVE to wean by a particular date if you don't want to. The easiest way for mom to wean baby is to let baby do it on his own. Mom does nothing. They all do wean!

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:59 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

  • Depends on how old your baby is. If under a year, replace one feeding a day, most likely in the middle of the day, with a bottle. Wait a week, and rplace another feeding. You don't want to stop too quickly or your breasts may become engorged with milk, which is painful. Usually the night feeding is the last to go. If the baby is older than a year, replace feedings with more solid foods instead of with bottles. My lactation consultant said most babies wean on their own. Mine did at around ten months. If a child doesn't self-wean by eighteen months, he or she may need the mom to pull back a little on nursing by gradually dropping a feeding at a time.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:55 PM on Jul. 17, 2013

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