Daily Health Tips: How Do I Stop Breastfeeding My Baby?


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Q: Hello, thanks a million for all your educative posts. Dr. I did exclusive breast feeding for my baby for 6 months. Now she is 16 months old. I want to stop breast feeding. Please tell me to go about it.

A: Breastfeeding is really an intimate activity for mum and baby and it is not strange to find both of them feeling some sense of loss as this ‘bonding’ activity comes to an end…even when it’s mummy suggesting the change 😀 So, it is important that mum finds time to still bond with baby like frequent cuddles, keeping baby close to you, frequent eye contact etc. Generally re-assure your baby that the fact that this activity is coming to an end does not mean you love him or her any less. Be sure not to introduce this when your baby is going through any major changes like moving house…

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