Tips to Weaning Baby from Breastfeeding
Weaning a child from breastfeeding can be a difficult process for a mother. Most babies stop breastfeeding between four and seven months, but each family is different. The process is more about when the both the baby and mother are ready. This includes the introduction of solid foods and timing feedings properly. Some more tips include distracting the child, having more cuddle time, and even letting a partner help. No matter what method parents choose to wean their baby from being breastfed, it’s always important to remain patient.
- You can combine a diet of solid foods and breast milk when the baby is six months old.
- If your baby is sick or teething, this might not be the best time to stop breastfeeding.
- Establish a bedtime routine to help the baby sleep through the night and not want to be breastfed.
“If you need to or want to wean before the natural time it is best to take it slow.”