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  • 10 tips to fast and and success full weaning baby off breast.
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    Jessica Petagna
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10 tips to fast and and success full weaning baby off breast.

10 tips to fast and and success full weaning baby off breast.

Lets face it, weaning can be tough. If only all babies just naturally decided they no longer want the breast and moved on instead of us having to wean them off.

After 13 long months of breastfeeding, I noticed my son start to develop a more obsessive relationship with my boobs! It was actually a bit embarrassing as he would often try and lift my top up and even when feeding he would want to keep switching boobs.

After another sick period with a baby whos comfort was my boobs throughout the night I thought... right I've had enough here.

There's so much information out there, gentle weaning, weaning over time, only day weaning. Of course, you have to do what is right for you but in my case, I wasn't quite sure what was right for me. I attempted a couple of days of just day weaning and only breastfeeding at night but for my little boob obsessed baby this just seemed like torture and was a bit confusing.

After 13 long months of breastfeeding, I noticed my son start to develop a more obsessive relationship with my boobs! It was actually a bit embarrassing as he would often try and lift my top up and even when feeding he would want to keep switching boobs.

I was actually at a baby shower chatting to some other mums about their experiences and a close friend looked me in the eye and said babe just go cold turkey it worked for me.

Sometimes you just need someone to make the decision for you and this really helped.

I started that very night. Bedtime came around and I had a bottle ready and everytime bubs went for my top or chest I would distract him with a toy or a book or the bottle, anything!

He woke during the night and I would just make sure I had a warm bottle ready to go and give him that. Sometimes that would mean he would cry a little longer while I was spending that extra 20- 30 seconds preparing a bottle but that's life. I warned my husband that we may hear a bit more crying for the next few nights.

They say it takes around 3 days to break a habit with bubs. I would say it took me around 4-5 nights to break the habit but apart from the occasional feeling of missing that bond It was WAAAAAAAY easier than I had built it up to be and to be honest now I still feel as bonded except he just has a bottle.

Here are my 10 tips.

1. Be strong! Stick to your plan, Don't regress.

2. Always have some form of distraction on hand to distract them away from your breast

3. Cuddle bubs as close as you did while breastfeeding and even hold bubs hand or stroke their tummy while feeding them a bottle so they still associate the bottle with that closeness and bond.

4. Prepare everybody else around you to acknowledge that the next 5 days may be a little harder than normal but it is for a good cause.

5. Remeber that this is just a phase and in as little as a week this habit will be changed!!

 

Good luck!!!

Please share this blog with anyone you know who needs help weaning!!

  • Post author
    Jessica Petagna
  • breast feedinghow to weanhow to wean babystopping breastfeedingweaning baby off breast feedingweaning off breast feeding

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