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Gradual Weaning From Breastfeeding The Benefits of Weaning Gradually. Children can usually accept weaning more readily when it occurs gradually. Compared Getting Ready. As you begin to think about weaning your child from the breast, keep in mind that breastfeeding provides Take Your Time. With.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth — and breast-feeding in combination with solids foods until at least age 1. Breast-feeding is recommended as long as you and your baby wish to continue. When to start weaning your child is a personal decision. As you slowly stop breastfeeding, your body will start producing less breast milk and eventually your body will no longer make breast milk.
Weaning gradually can help your child Get used to the new taste of infant formula (for your child younger than 12 months old) or fortified cow’s milk (for your child 12 months or older). One of the best ways to begin weaning from breastfeeding is to gradually replace one nursing session with a single formula feed or solid food, depending on your baby’s age. For tips on how to help your baby accept bottle-feeding, click here. This made weaning from breastfeeding so much easier.
I recommend introducing a bottle several months before you want to wean, just so your baby has an easier transition. Signs she was ready to wean. We started introducing solids around six months of age.
Once we increased her solid intake, weaning became easier. In most situations, child care providers and parents suggest using a gentle, gradual method of night weaning (and weaning in general!). If you choose to night wean gradually: Increase feedings.
Weaning is the process of stopping feeding your baby with breast milk. Ideally, the first step towards weaning your baby is introducing complementary foods alongside your breast milk around the age of six months. The weaning process continues until breast milk is completely replaced by other foods and drinks. Weaning gradually over a period of weeks or months allows breastfeeding to end in a comfortable way.
Natural weaning, where mum and child end breastfeeding very gradually in a mutually acceptable way, is another option. Breastmilk continues to be a valuable source of nutrition and immunity for as long as nursing continues. Weaning your baby is part of the natural breastfeeding experience.
It doesn’t have to be a time of unhappiness for you or your baby. If done “gradually, and with love” (the La Leche League motto), weaning can be a positive experience for both you and your little one. Ideally, your baby will nurse until he outgrows the need. If you and your child enjoy breastfeeding, there is no reason you need to stop. Both of you will continue to benefit from breastfeeding as long as you like.
Many mothers choose to wean naturally, allowing the child to outgrow the need gradually, in his own time. Breastfeeding an older toddler or child is different from breastfeeding an infant.
List of related literature:
|from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book|
|from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers|
|from Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Anemia|
|from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing|
|from Counseling the Nursing Mother|
|from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation|
|from Family Medicine: Principles and Practice|