Tips for How to Stop Breastfeeding a Baby or Toddler (or Beyond)
The first supplemental feed, from a bottle, or of solid food, is the beginning of weaning. The weaning does not need to be all or nothing and it’s a personal journey for every woman.
There’s no right or wrong number in terms of how long you “should” be breastfeeding your baby or toddler (or older child) and is a personal decision every mother must make for themselves.
Every situation is so different but ideally speaking it’s best to wean your baby or toddler (or beyond) from the boob gradually not only to prevent engorgement, but also to cut back on the tears.
Once you decide you’re ready to stop breastfeeding your baby or toddler, be sure to emotionally prepare while you implement these practical tips.
One thing that I didn’t mention in the video is possible mood-related symptoms that can occur after you stop breastfeeding. This is called post-weaning depression so be sure to consult with your doctor if you suspect you’re experiencing this.