What are your helpful tips for weaning?
Eventually a time comes when mom knows it's time to wean, but she might not be sure about how to do it. What are your best tips for weaning to make it a smooth transition for your child?
Why does the mom have to decide when it's time to wean? Why not let the child decide when he's ready to wean?
I did it very slowly. I dropped one feeding at a time. I dropped the feedings strategically keeping nursing times more evenly spaced out. Eventually we were only nursing in the morning and in the evening. Then I dropped the morning feeding and we only nursed at night. Then the time came when she would go to bed without nursing. I didn't have any problems with discomfort, nor did my little girl get cut off cold turkey. To adjust to her going to bed without nursing I got my husband to put her to bed for about one whole week straight so both my body and my little girl could adjust. Nursing was a delightful journey that I feel blessed to have been able to share with my little girl.