How to stop Breast feeding?

Sinds - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a 13 month old girl and i'm still breast feeding.Now she is on 25th percentile,and refuses to take solids.Doc told that by reducing the breast feeding,she may eat solids.But i am so confused about ,how to stop the breast feeding.I tired variety of foods,fruits..but nothing helped :(

And she wants the breast to sleep and as pacifier also...

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Sally - posted on 05/08/2012

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You need a better educated doctor. How could starving a child make it grow bigger?!
As long as she is healthy, her size doesn't matter. If she's not taking solids yet, she's not teady for them. She'll get more calories and nutrition from your milk anyway.
Also, why shouldn't she use you for comfort? A pacifier is just an empty nipple so that bottle fed babies can meet their sucking needs without eating too much. Why would your baby want to have a plastic substitute when she has something so very much better--you ?

Dove - posted on 05/07/2012

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There is nothing wrong with a child being in the 25th percentile and there is nothing wrong with a 13 month old not yet taking solids. Keep offering solids at regular intervals throughout the day and keep breastfeeding as much as she wants and your child will be FINE!!

My son was almost the exact same way and there's no way I would've stopped breastfeeding while he wasn't eating solids.

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Rebekah - posted on 05/07/2012

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I weaned my daughter in a little over a month. The first week I limited nursing to nap and bedtimes. The second week, I changed our routine. I nursed her in a different room, carried her to her own room, sang a couple songs, and then laid her down to sleep. The third week, I tried to keep her awake while nursing her in the other room and then get her to fall asleep as I sang a few songs. The fourth week, I skipped the whole nursing in another room part entirely and just took her to her room, sang a couple songs, and then laid her down to sleep. She was 15 months old when she was completely weaned.

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