Breastfeeding and Weaning

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How can I wean my baby from breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding and Weaning

The process of weaning your breastfeeding baby may take several weeks. If you are planning on weaning your baby before returning to work, you'll need to begin the weaning process at least three weeks before your return. The easiest and least painful way to wean your baby from breastfeeding is to drop one feeding at a time. It is typically easier to drop a mid-day feeding, especially if you are introducing solid foods to your baby's diet. Wait a couple of days or so before dropping your next breastfeeding session, and allow your breast to adjust. Eventually, you'll be able to drop all but one or two breastfeeding times, and your milk will begin to dry up, making weaning a much more pleasant experience for you and your baby.



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