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.
at 3:55 PM on Jul. 17, 2013