how to stop breastfeeding a 10 month old

Mamphela - posted on 09/16/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i want stop breastfeeding but dont know how. my baby is on the bottle already but at nit she refuse the milk bottle she only wants breast milk.

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Lisa - posted on 09/17/2013

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Just like getting her to sleep through the night, you are going to have to endure a mom/baby power struggle. The only way is to just stop. She'll be fussy and mad, but do it anyway. Can someone else, (Dad, Grandma?) give her a bottle at bedtime? Can you temporarily move her last meal of the day closer to bed time so she isn't truly hungry?

If she refuses to eat, put her down without and prepare for a long night. Every time she wakes up, offer a bottle. Eventually, if she's hungry, she'll take it.

Also, if you leak when she cries, be sure to clean up as soon as you can. If she smells you, it will be harder for her than if the milk is just gone.

In my experience breastfeeding twice, by the third night, it was over.

Good luck, Mom!

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