How easy was it for you to stop breastfeeding..?

Posted by, 3rd December 2017

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  • I found it quite easy but only breastfed my twins for the first few weeks. I just swapped to bottles, expressed, and slowly decreased the frequency that I was expressing.

  • My first weaned himself at around 10 months (I was 7 months pregnant with his sister at the time). My 2nd fed until around 14 months and it was just 1 feed at night for the last months and I just decide to try dropping it one night when she was really tired, and she never ‘asked’ again. My third was 17 months and similar to my second. Do what’s right for you , when it feels right.

  • The best way to stop breast feeding is to slowly ween down the feeds, depending on the age of the child this can be done but switching a feed a day to formula or cows milk(only if they are old enough) after about 3-5 days your supply will stop producing as much milk around that time of a feed. So it ca be a slow process and slow is best. If you stop cold turkey you can run the risk of getting mastitis and you become very full to the point of it being painfully. The key is slow and steadily and go with what feels best for you and your baby.

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