How To Stop Breastfeeding

{flickr|100|campaign} All good things must come to an end. This famous quote applies to breastfeeding too. However, many mothers find it difficult to break the bond they have made with their baby during this phase. For them (or perhaps including you), it is just impossible to stop cuddling and nursing their baby. In this article, you will learn how to stop breastfeeding your baby.

There plenty of natural ways to get your child to eat solid foods, but I find the direct approach to be most effective just simply stop supplying your child with your breast milk and over a period of time you will see your child gradually trying out new things. Certain mothers tend to not follow the direct approach as they do not have enough heart to stand up to their kids, others sometimes let it run its course meaning having a full grown toddler still hook on mommy’s milk.

One more word on painful breasts. Nursing mothers may suffer from inflammation or infection of the breast (mastitis). If your breast is tender, especially in a localized area, or if it turns red or seems feverish, you may be suffering from mastitis. Consult your doctor to determine whether you need to take an antibiotic.You can then move onto the next step, this is a great step for moving away from breastfeeding. Try and lessen the amount you breastfeed your child, but also try to put some breast milk into a bottle and use it to feed your child. This is a very effective method as it shows your child that it can get the same milk without breastfeeding. It may take some time for your child to adjust to this but after time I can guarantee that it will come into effect and your child will begin to readjust itself.

If a nursing mother has been using the herbal supplement “fenugreek”, she will likely have increased her milk production. This is often done when nursing twins, or an infant and a toddler during the same period. An increase in milk production satisfies both hungry little stomachs. The increased milk production becomes a problem that lingers on for a while, when nursing is quickly terminated.

A nursing mother’s desire to deliver the best she possibly can to her child is to be expected. She eagerly, yet patiently endures the term of her pregnancy. On a weekly basis, her body changes to accommodate the growth of her baby. Most mothers-to-be find it necessary to alter their styles and manner of dress. Until the baby comes, a necklace or necklaces usually remain, but that may not be the case for finger rings. Because of gaining weight, wedding rings and other finger rings are removed from all 4 fingers, including the thumb.

Avoid going cold turkey. This is usually very upsetting for the child, which in turn causes tantrums. Instead it is better to reduce the number of breastfeeds during the day, perhaps replacing the feed with a bottle or cup of mother’s expressed milk. This gradual reduction of time spent sucking at the breast will ease the child sense of loss or discomfort, especially if bottle fed with her mother’s breast milk. Eventually, breastmilk could be replaced with formula.

A woman has to decide for herself, how long to continue breastfeeding her baby. In case she feels embarrassed because of the comments of other people, she can feed the baby in private. Breast milk is considered the most valuable and healthy food for the baby. It prevent child from many diseases. It also helps to prevent child from being obese. Breastfeeding should not be discontinued before the baby is four to six months of age.