How to complete breastfeeding with maximum comfort?
Breast milk is necessary for every baby. In the first years of life this is the most useful food, which helps to grow rapidly, gives good immunity. However, once breastfeeding has to stop. For a child, this is always a great stress, but it can be minimized. If you want to learn how to wean the baby from the breast with maximum comfort, read this article.
Breast milk – A valuable source of vitamins and trace elements, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It also contains antibodies, which form the children’s immunity (benefit and composition of breast milk).
Some say that over time mother’s milk loses its useful properties. It’s a delusion. Scientists have carried out a lot of research and found that even after 2 years of feeding, breast milk retains its valuable qualities.
Many pediatricians now claim that the baby needs to be breastfed until he himself begins to give it up. Usually this happens in the third year of life.
WHO is advised to complete breastfeeding before the age of two. This is the most optimal option in the realities of Russian families, because by 3 years the child usually begins to go to a kindergarten. The new situation and the lack of a mother nearby create a stressful situation for crumbs. It’s not the best time to refuse a baby in the usual human milk, because this will only add to it discomfort and distress. So it is worthwhile to prepare for kindergarten and complete breastfeeding in advance.
At excommunication it is important to think not only about the age of the baby, but also about his psychological comfort. Children are all different. Some sleep peacefully all night, while others wake up several times to demand breasts. If the child can not calm down without mother’s milk, if the baby falls asleep and wakes up with the breast; to stop lactation early.
The baby will be psychologically ready to be weaned from the breast only when he will eat milk only before bedtime (before day and night sleep). Only happens so rarely. Most children get used to frequent feeding and literally hang on the chest. If your baby is like that, it’s better to wait for his teeth to break through, and he will start to sleep at night without awakening.
Stop breastfeeding the baby should be gradual. It is better to break this process into several stages:
Begin to apply the baby less often to the breast throughout the day. In return, offer him a fruit puree, which he loves, a delicious compote. You can just tell the baby that you will feed him by the breast when you finish some work. Try every day to replace one feeding with the admission of adult food or make up an interesting activity for the child.