How to end breastfeeding

05.07.2023 0 комментариев


How to end breastfeeding

Breast milk is the best food for a baby from birth to one year old. However, sooner or later there comes a moment when the mother decides to end breastfeeding. feeding. This must be done wisely so as not to inflict psychological trauma on the child.
How to end breastfeeding


The main rule is that weaning should be gradual. The child should not feel abandoned, abandoned. Start by skipping one of the feedings. Instead, go for a walk with your child or feed him something tasty, but not milk. Avoid situations that make you want to breastfeed. For example, do not sit with your child in a rocking chair. don’t let him get bored. Boredom causes a desire to suck on the breast.
If the child is not yet very large, breastfeeding can be gradually replaced by sucking on a bottle, pacifier. Try changing the ritual that breastfeeding is associated with. For example, if you are sitting in a chair while feeding, do not sit there. Or do not wake the child in the morning yourself, entrust it to dad. Increase the intervals between feedings. Anticipate your baby’s desire to breastfeed. Try to keep him busy with something interesting. Maintain a positive attitude. Try to negotiate with the child.
Last but not least, remove the feedings that the child especially likes. The most difficult thing is to refuse feeding at night. Gradually, you can form another bedtime ritual — calm games, putting on pajamas, stroking, etc. Look at weaning not as the loss of some kind of relationship with the baby, but as their expansion. However, be prepared for the fact that the process of stopping feeding will be longer than you planned.

Useful advice

Initially, do not learn to breastfeed your baby whenever you want to calm him down. Otherwise, weaning the baby from the breast will be more difficult.

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