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How to stop breastfeeding

Anonymous

My son will be one in a couple of weeks and I am looking forward to start the transition to no longer breastfeed him. Right now he nurses about four or five times a day for about five minutes. He is great at eating solid foods and does not nurse to sleep. I am not sure how to transition him to cows milk (has never really taken a bottle) and stop breastfeeding him. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  • Kieli
    Oct 24

    A month before I wanted to stop, I started feeding only from the bottle. I gave her straight breast milk for 2 weeks, then would do 2/3 breast milk and 1/3 cows milk for a week. Then slowly start adding more cows milk and lessening breast milk, until he is fully transitioned. After my daughter was on straight cows milk, I started putting it in a sippy cup. Then I stopped warming it up. She didn’t have any major freak outs. But your son may not enjoy this, if he hasn’t really taken a bottle.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 24

    Thanks for the idea. He will take a bottle just fine. He just doesn’t get it often since I am home with him. Wondering if I could just cut one feeding a day and try a bottle of warmed cows milk in place of that to start to get him used to it...

  • Kieli
    Oct 24

    Oh I see. You could try that, I tried my daughter with just cows milk and she didn’t like it too much. But every kid is different