Skip navigation! Story from Mothership. Cory Stieg. Like most aspects of child-rearing, breastfeeding can be a very complicated and personal journey from start to finish. Latching doesn't always come easily, and the same can be said for weaning, so patience is a necessity — patience with yourself, your baby, and the process you're trying to figure out together.
Breastfeeding to Bottle-Feeding Basics and How to Wean Your Baby
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Every breastfed baby is eventually weaned, be it after a few weeks of breastfeeding or a few years. When this happens is really a decision that each mother and her baby makes, based on their personal circumstances. If you are unsure about when or how to wean, or need more information, then a chat with an Australian Breastfeeding Association counsellor may help. Breastmilk contains all the nourishment babies need in the first half year of life.
7 Expert Tips To Make Weaning Easier — For You & Your Baby
Weaning doesn't have to be difficult. Find out how to choose the right time and what you can do to ease your child's transition to the bottle or cup. If you're breast-feeding, you might have questions about weaning. When is the right time? Will weaning upset your child?
Breastfeeding is not an all-or-nothing process. You can always keep one or more feedings per day and eliminate the rest. If you wish to begin feeding your baby formula in addition to breastmilk in the early months, your chances of success are greatly increased by exclusively breastfeeding for at least the first weeks, then slowly weaning from some of the nursing sessions. Most moms find that they can wean down to a few feedings a day or even just one and maintain their supplies at this level for extended periods of time. In established lactation, milk production depends primarily upon milk removal — if milk is removed from the breast, then the breast will continue to make milk.