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how can stop breast feeding my baby?

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Asked by kimmyf84 at 3:54 PM on Dec. 28, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Your baby will let you know when s/he is ready to wean. The feedings will become less frequent, and be mainly comfort feedings, and eventually those will dwindle down..

    Answer by Liyoness at 3:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • If you need to stop breast feeding in my experience the best thing to do is have someone else feed her a bottle. If you do it she will smell you and know you have something better for her. Try not to even be in the room if you can help it. She will be more likely to accept a bottle from someone else. After she gets used to that,you can try and give her a bottle. Good luck.

    Answer by Jazak at 4:13 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Begin feeding him from bottles that have a similar shaped nipple-like playtex nursers, a couple feeding a day and build up from there. He may fight it but once he gets the hang of it he will eat when he is hungry. good luck.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 4:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • Try mixing half breastmilk and half formula before you completely stop. (get a cheap pump, and do this for about 2 weeks). Breastmilk is a natural laxative, and stopping cold turkey will cause major bowl issues.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 4:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • This depends why you are stopping. If you are stopping because you want to move to to bottle of breast milk have someone else feed the child when you want her bottle fed every so often. Increase the frequency over time. Eventually you will be able to bottle feed her too.

    If you are stopping because you want to move to formula you'll also want someone else feeding her bottles but each bottle should have a SMALL amount of formula (not 50/50). Try about 1/2oz or 20mL of formula per bottle for the first 5 days then increase by that amount every 5 days or so. This small amount will allow time for your child to adjust to the change properly as well as give you time to notice any problems before they become severe (such as a cow's milk intolerance or constipation).


    Answer by Butterflyechick at 5:49 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

  • I stoped at 1 year old. I started only breast feeding at night when she was 6 months old cause she was more in to a sippy cup.

    Answer by kenziesmom2006 at 8:54 PM on Dec. 28, 2008

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