How to start breastfeeding? This question worries many future moms. But the problem is solved, the baby is eating well, growing, and it seems that all problems are over.
However, there is at least a burning question: how to finish breastfeeding correctly?
Indeed, the result of improper weaning may be a violation of the psychological state of the baby or the occurrence of problems with the breast in the mother.
Fortunately, I became interested in the problem of weaning when my daughter was 6 months old. But such an early interest was not caused by the desire to finish breastfeeding at this age. I just understood that it was necessary to act gradually.
So, up to about 6-8 months, I fed on demand. Then, gradually, I entered the regime: the baby received breast milk in the morning, before the first daytime sleep and after it, before the walk, before the second daytime sleep and after it, for the night, and, of course, at night on demand.
Then I began to clean every 1 to 2 months for 1 feeding. In 1 year and 6 months, the amount was reduced to 2 times a day.
According to my calculations, it turned out that in 1 year and 8 months we will gradually come to an end. And so it happened, and the daughter herself provoked it. When we had only 1 feeding for daytime sleep, she began to take the breast for literally 1 minute.
In general, weaning occurred at exactly 1 year and 8 months.
Why was it easy?
I think our excommunication happened quite easily. Honestly, I’ve heard about various situations, for example, a child doesn’t scream with his voice that he wants milk, he cannot sleep or calm down without him.
In my case, I consider myself very lucky with the child:
1. Daughter is not fanatela of the chest, ie, ate clearly on schedule.
2. Night feedings have disappeared by themselves in 1 year and 1 month.
Although the first paragraph still shows my merit. I treated feeding as an educational moment: I did not allow my daughter to lead the process.
In addition, for the weaning and important attitude of the mother. You need to confidently go to your goal. If you decide to reduce the number of feedings – reduce.