3 Easy Methods to Help Stop Breastfeeding

The lack of information on the net about the particulars of breastfeeding is startling. There is a great deal of information about the benefits of breastfeeding and a large amount of data about how harmful the lack of breastfeeding is to a child.

There is hardly any information on the net that discusses how to stop breastfeeding. This is a very important topic because so many measures have to be taken to smooth the transition and make it as pleasant an experience as possible. By taking notes from various mothers we have come up with the following 3 steps to stopping breastfeedingstop breastfeeding.

  • Make the transition process slow. Start with the elimination of one feed a day. For example you can start with the after lunch snack, then lunch, then dinner, night snack and finally breakfast. During this time use a bottle or a Sippy cup containing any good breast milk alternative, watered down goat’s milk for example. Formula may or may not be necessary or desirable based on the age of the child.
  • Confusing the baby is very unadvisable. Sit down in your regular place while nursing. This helps the baby feel secure and comfortable. If you try to give the child the bottle or Sippy cup containing the breast milk alternative while sitting in the typical nursing position, it will confuse the child and result in crying, frantic r ooting and finally in you giving in or feeling extremely guilty. Instead try to change the position. For example place your child with his back to your stomach so that there is no confusion. Place some sort of distraction, like a book to keep your baby entertained while he drinks. It might also be helpful to have someone else feed your baby in the morning.
  • It is important to feel your breasts as you reduce the feedings. You may need to pump or breast feedingexpress some milk if they feel full, leaky or hard. Be careful not to overdo it as this will trigger let down and will increase milk supply, this should be avoided. Make sure you are comfortable and that you do not leave large amounts of milk in your breasts.

There is hardly any information on the net that discusses how to stop breastfeeding. This is a very important topic because so many measures have to be taken to smooth the transition and make it as pleasant an experience as possible. By taking notes from various mothers we have come up with the following 3 steps to stopping breastfeeding.Breastfeed

Gently massage your breasts while taking a hot shower to eliminate lumps and tenderness of breasts. It will also help to increase the amount of time you spend with your child so that the bond between you is strengthened.
Ending breastfeeding can be a pleasant experience and will leave you with a healthy child.

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