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  • If you are looking to stop feeding a child that is older and ready for weening, chances are your supply has already started to drop as your baby needs less milk from you. Easiest way is to distract them with other things and slowly cut out each feed. My last feed to eliminate was the one first up in the morning. By this age the feeds were generally coinciding with meals, so simply don’t offer the breast and instead offer them food straight away. Mine were both around 11 months and had mostly lost interest anyway, so when I didn’t offer it, they didn’t miss it. Make sure you also offer them cows milk for calcium at least once a day.

  • I gradually cut out feeds one at a time, over time. Got it down to morning and night, then down to night only, until it was just a bottle and bed

  • I slowly cut out a breastfeed one at a time until I was left with morning and night. Then I stopped the morning feed for a few weeks and then eventually stopped the night feed. As it was gradual my boobs adjusted with no engorgement.

  • The maternal nurse advised me-bandaids on your nipples, was dubious but it did the trick!

  • It depends on the age of baby. I just kept breast feeding on demand then it naturally slowed down to morning and night feed, then just night and then I ran out of milk just before my son was 2. He went straight to a sippy cup of rice milk, no formula or dairy.

  • Perhaps just wean them off slowly.

  • For your own boobies sake, it’s better to drop 1 feed at the time. You can also shorten the feeds and then top up with formula/normal milk (depending on your babies age).
    When your baby protests against this, it might be handy your husband/someone else offers your baby the bottle.

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