Question: My 14 month old daughter is breastfeed even now. She is fine during the day. In the night she wakes up 6 or 7 times for a feed and sleeps immediately after a feed. How can I wean her
Answer: Hello Mummy, before you can stop breastfeeding baby girl, it is necessary to ensure that she is ready to quit the habit. The baby should be made habituated to suck content from feeding bottle or cup before you attempt to discontinue breastfeeding. Giving baby other foods– You will find a plethora of baby formula food and semi-solid food that can be given to the toddler for helping him or her transition to regular eating. Resting the nipples– As your baby sucks milk, the nipple becomes more sensitive to external stimulation over the months. So avoid activities that can cause friction and stimulation to the nipples. Sleep on your back at night so that no pressure is exerted on the breasts. This will in turn help in reducing milk production and help your child wean from breast feeding Evade sex– Evade having sex for a time as the breast may get stimulated and that may lead to excessive milk production. Taking natural root– It may be hard to quit breastfeeding all of a sudden for any lactating woman! Try to quit gradually and naturally.