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How do you stop nursing?

any advice?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:41 AM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Gradually reduce the amount of feedings. Omit one of the feedings, your body will adjust to this. Then after a week or so omit another feeding until you are no longer the main source for feedings.


    Answer by tambam75 at 2:16 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Ideally, you let the baby/child decide when they are done. If this isn't going to work for you, the next thing I would recommend is...if baby is under 12 mos old, replace one nursing session per week with formula, and if baby is older then 12 months, you can either just drop one session per week, or replace it with something...a cup, a snuggle, etc. There are other methods also that can be helpful for children over the age of 1. It depends on how quickly you are looking to wean, and how old baby is. The least recommend way to wean is to do it cold turkey. If you HAVE to wean cold turkey, know that it will probably be hard on baby, and hard on you, emotionally as well as physically. Abrupt weaning can cause clogged ducts, and sometimes lead to mastitis, a breast infection. With more information, I can offer you other suggestions that might work for your specific situation.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 12:35 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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