How you can Wean Your Son Or Daughter From Breastfeeding

 

How can I wean my baby off breastfeeding and still get him to sleep?

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How to Stop Breastfeeding Successfully

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How To Stop Baby Breastfeeding?

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HOW TO STOP BREASTFEEDING A TODDLER | STOPPING EXTENDED BREASTFEEDING

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When To Stop Breastfeeding | Waldorf Philosophy on Breastfeeding and Weaning

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Weaning a Baby From Breastfeeding First With Kids Vermont Children’s Hospital

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Consider delaying weaning if: You’re concerned about allergens. If you or your child’s father has food allergies, consider delaying weaning until after your child turns age 1 Your child isn’t feeling well. If your child is ill or teething, postpone weaning until he or she feels better.

Weaning your baby after One Don’t Ask, Don’t Refuse. This is the method I always use with my kids. It’s definitely the slowest moving one, but I Place time restrictions for when you nurse. You will find it easier to make this transition from breastfeeding to Shorten the time you breastfeed. TIPS FOR DAYTIME WEANING Breastfeed the child when he asks, and don’t offer when he doesn’t.

This simple technique known as “don’t offer, don’t Change daily routines. Instead of heading home after picking him up from daycare, head to the grocery store or elsewhere If possible, get help from. Weaning can be simple or a struggle, depending on your circumstances and how attached your child is to breastfeeding.

Get advice on how to wean, when to know if it’s time to start weaning, and how to address problems that might be pressuring you to give up breastfeeding. Also, get the scoop on introducing cow’s milk to your child. When weaning older children from breastfeeding toddlers up to 2 or even 3 years old Hodge says moms should expect some acting out and anger from their children.

While many children are able to wean from a nutritional standpoint at 12-18 months or so, most children aren’t ready to emotionally separate from breastfeeding until somewhere between 2-4 years old, with some children nursing happily till 5 or even longer! When a child is ready to wean, you may notice he/she is: Pulling away from the breast. But, using raw cabbage leaves is an ancient method to help women when they want to wean their babies from breastfeeding naturally. Place the raw leaves on your breast and inside the bra.

The leaves help soak the milk. Try the leaves therapy for a few days. 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). Even when your baby start eating solids, the pediatricians group recommends continuing breastfeeding until your baby is at least 12 months. You may continue breastfeeding longer, if you and your baby want to. When you decide to wean, know that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Wean in whatever way works best for you.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends feeding babies only breast milk for the first 6 months of life. After that, the AAP recommends a combination of solid foods and breast milk until a baby is at least 1 year old. Then, babies may begin drinking whole cow’s milk.

List of related literature:

To do a partial weaning, follow the step-by-step instructions in “The practical details of weaning,” above, to decrease your number of breastfeedings until your milk production adjusts gradually downward.

“Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers” by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
by Nancy Mohrbacher, Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Jack Newman
New Harbinger Publications, 2010

If she is uncomfortable with her child nursing, it may be better to wean the older child rather than feel resentment when the toddler nurses.

“Counseling the Nursing Mother” by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
from Counseling the Nursing Mother
by Judith Lauwers, Anna Swisher
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015

To encourage your baby to get more of his milk during the day and evening, try offering the breast in a quiet, darkened room, nurse whenever he begins sucking his fingers, and limit the use of a pacifier.

“The Nursing Mother's Companion” by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
from The Nursing Mother’s Companion
by Ruth A. Lawrence, Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press, 2005

Weaning from either breast or bottle should be achieved gradually.

“Family Medicine: Principles and Practice” by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, W. E. Jacott, M. G. Rosen, Robert B. Taylor
from Family Medicine: Principles and Practice
by J. L. Buckingham, E. P. Donatelle, et. al.
Springer New York, 2013

You can serve up the breast milk or formula in a bottle, if he’s already taking one, though a few babies this age who balk at breastfeeding will also balk at sucking from a rubber teat.

“What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

• Make sure your infant or child has pleasant sensations during feedings: Hold your child during feedings, and allow him or her to suck on a pacifier, sit in a high chair, and be a part of family meals.

“Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach” by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
from Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach
by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Educate the mother about the benefits of extended breastfeeding and support her in her decision to wean at a given time.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

Weaning The infant should be weaned from your breast some time after the first year.

“A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies” by University Judy S Deloache, Judy S. DeLoache, Alma Gottlieb, Jerome S. Bruner, Professor of Anthropology Women's Studies and African Studies Alma Gottlieb
from A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies
by University Judy S Deloache, Judy S. DeLoache, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 2000

Weaning should be gradual, replacing one bottle-feeding or breastfeeding at a time.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier, 2013

During those first few minutes when the baby is actively feeding, leave her alone.When shestops, takecare notto let the breastfall outof her mouth,and compress the baseof your breast (touching your ribcage) between your thumb and forefinger.

“Breastfeeding Made Easy: A gift for life for you and your baby” by Carlos González
from Breastfeeding Made Easy: A gift for life for you and your baby
by Carlos González
Pinter & Martin Limited, 2014

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  • I’m not familiar with those but if they are shaped like a nipple, that might work great. Did you try having someone else give her the bottle (and not being around) and making it only breast milk? I think if you are there that she will want your breast!

  • I’ve been breast feeding for 9 months everytime i tried to stop and my breast where huge and swollen can you do a video on what to do with your breast

  • Why offer another animals milk? Is there a suitable alternative? do native people that do not have access to animal milk just keep breastfeeding til later ages?

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  • I need your advise, I am trying to wean day time feeding for my child who is 20 months old now, reason is I am all alone in home and need to cook and when he do breast feed it’s continuous till he don’t wake up for around 2 to 3 hours.
    It’s 3rd day today, yesterday and day before yesterday he cried a lot, I felt like I am getting selfish and but today he slept without asking me to feed, I gave him whatever he asked to eat, played with him and in his sorrow of not getting breastfeed, tried to make him laugh. And now he asked me to move aside that he want to sleep on bed.
    I just want words of affirmation that I am not doing any wrong

  • My lil one is 1 and i want to stop breastfeeding she already has 11 teeth and i think she is using me has a humun pacifier and no i have not giving her one

  • What to do when the baby refusing to drink milk from breast in second month???
    I really want to give milk from breast not through the bottle???please give a solution.

  • Thank you! That’s what I need to hear now. I’m breastfeeding my 2 years old boy and my family constantly asking me when I’m going to wean my boy. Now I know I can breastfeed my boy as long as I feel good.

    And the don’t offer and don’t refuse part is very true to me too. My boy would come to me when he needs comfort and connection. And I like the quiet moment with him in my arms.

    Thanks for empowering all breastfeed mama:)

  • Thank you so much for addressing this. I’m an assistant in a waldorf parent child class, and also extended breastfeeding my two year old! I always strive to make nursing mother feel comfortable. ❤️

  • Breastfeeding here at 3 years, and it does provide a lot of solace anytime we have a fall or scrape. Thank you for the support and encouragement.

  • Recently read this article on how to wean your child, it was super helpful!

    https://millenniologyblog.com/wean-your-baby-in-one-week-6-amazing-tips-on-how-i-did-it/

  • This video couldn’t have come at a better time! My little girl will be one in a month and I am trying to put together a weaning game plan. Like you said, I feel so torn between wanting my body back but not wanting to give up that intimacy. I don’t want to give it up completely but I do want to get it down to just breastfeeding first thing in the morning and before bed. Thank you so much for posting this video! ❤️

  • This is a wonderful insightful video and I always make sure to watch for an updated video on your channel. I do have a question to ask now that our lives have changed so much over the past weeks how to provide for young children through this epidemic time in a waldorf way? I’m an earlychildhood educator who is returning to work soon as essential work and our province new regulations is for having limited children and the children must practice soical distancing and keep 6 feet apart. How would you soften an enviorment that require those expectations and help the children cope with the high level of stress that is happening around them? Thank you very much Sarah

  • Omg I was actually thinking about this because my 20 month old is so attached! But I agree with you, the cuddles are so precious. Love all your videos. You are so amazing ��

  • This is just what I needed to hear. Planning to wean slowly over the next 4-6 months but was worried about engorgement and clogged ducts. Thank you!!

  • PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE A 20 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER. SHE’S THIN AND SMALL FOR HER AGE AS PER HER PEDIA. SHE’S A PICKY EATER. BEEN BREASTFEEDING HER SINCE DAY 1.
    I OPTED TO FEED HER ON MY RIGHT BOOB ONLY WHEN SHE WAS 3 OR 4 MONTHS OLD BECAUSE I FELT SHE WAS NOT ON A COMFORTABLE POSITION EVERYTIME I FED HER IN MY LEFT BOOB.
    I AM PLANNING TO GET EMPLOYED BY NEXT YR.
    PLS HELP ME HOW I CAN WEAN HER. HOW I CAN DRINK FORMULA MILK.
    THIS IS ONE OF THE REASON WHY I FELT SO SO SAD SINCE DAY ONE POSTPARTUM.
    WE ARE LEFT ALONE ALL DAY WHILE MY HUSBAND IS AT WORK.

    I AM FROM THE PHILIPPINES. 27 Y/O. FIRST TIME MOM.

  • The question is how do you get the baby to eat out of a bottle if all she knows is breast? She literally attacks my boobs when she needs her milk, she lunges for them and will scream bloody murder if i delay is whipping it out =) I’m even too scared to begin weaning.

  • My babe is 22 months & I’ve been doing the don’t offer, don’t refuse and we were doing so well! But then holidays came & she got a bug. So we’re back to square one. But I’m still grateful we can nurse during times like these. Just be patient & gentle on your babe mamas.

  • So so great to hear your tips. I’m breastfeeding my son 2.5 years old and also my 7 month old daughter and I’m planning to let my son self wean as I feel like it will be hard to wean him while I’m still breastfeeding her.
    Thanks for reminding me that there are other people out there who do extend their breastfeeding beyond a year! Xx
    Can I also just say I think that even if your child goes past the age of two/three/four… and you see people around you talking about weaning you should still just do what is best for you and your child! ❤️

  • Congratulations mam for reaching 5lac subscriber. my son is 2month old,but from few days he is crying a lot during bath time. plz give any suggestions how to calm him??

  • mera baby 13 month ka hay.main abhi vi unko breast feed karwati hu. to di plz mujhe batao mera beta k liye konsa formula milk accha rahiye ga…..plllzzzz reply kariye…

  • Glad that you have share this video.. I dont have words to thank you after knowing that I’m not wrong to breastfeed my 2 years old. I was deep in guilty if I have compromises my babys health due to breastfeeding till 2 years. Thank you so much for sharing this information and god bless you ��

  • How can i make my 5month old baby take a bottle? I am tried of pumping and my milk just go to waste coz he wont take a bottle? =,(

  • Thanks so much Sylvia for your question and thanks so much Sarah for this wonderful video response. I almost didn’t watch, because as a mom who is still breastfeeding her 3yo, I too was a bit turned off of Rudolf Steiner when I read he had recommended early weaning. I am so pleased to know there is no support for this claim. I love your advice Sarah “to trust your mothering instinct”.

  • Hello dear, my baby girl is 16 months old and she gets up several times during night and cries for breast milk and if I offer her bottle she totally refuses it and starts crying. I wonder what to do

  • My baby use to occasionally take water from her bottle. Now she doesn’t want it at all. Not even with breast milk in it. I’m going back to work in 2 weeks and Ive failed at weaning so far, been trying for over a month. Just this morning I tried desperately to give her the bottle but then I gave in and gave her the breast because she was just miserable and not taking the bottle at all. I like the suggestion if mixing the breastmilk and formula. I will try that. I’m so worried about how she’ll be with the child minder when I go to work. Currently she doesn’t like being with anyone else. I wish I didn’t have to go back to work yet and then she could stop when she’s a bit older. She’ll be 9 months in a few weeks.

  • As a German Waldorf mother I might know the answer about the question why some people believe mothers shouldn’t nurse their babies for a long time. It all started in the Hitler Youth. Germans had to create warriors and to wean earlier and also let the babies cry in their rooms. All of this has nothing to do with Waldorf. German Waldorf mothers nurse usually until 4 years or a little longer.

  • Unfortunately, around me most of the women I know give up breastfeeding before 4 months, or simply go straight to formula. I bf my son close to two years and felt like a lot of people tried to make me feel like it was “unusual”. By that I mean they continuously asked silly questions like “how long are you going to breastfeed” or “are you going to breastfeed until you are having conversations with your kid about it?”,l or “maybe you could go to your car to do that”… I have a little girl that is 14 months and I am proud to still be breastfeeding her, regardless of what the people around me think or what they are doing.

  • +cloudmom I am 18 years old and I’m 2 months pregnant with my 1st kid. When I was growing up I didn’t learn much about breastfeeding. I’d just like to ask you, when you said drop the, for example, 11am feeding, do you mean give formula instead of the breastmilk? Or just drop that whole feeding?:)

  • Thank YOU for going straight to the point! I look up tips and all I seam to get are moms who love to hear themselves speak and endlessly talk about their lives just to insert a barely useful tip or two. I’ll be looking at yours from now on, good job! ��

  • My daughter is 12 months old. Still EBF. I’ve cut the mid morning feed. I am now offering breakfast meal before a milk feed. I wish I could pump and offer milk WITH breakfast in a sippy cup, but for whatever reason, no milk comes out when I pump. Love breastfeeding so so sooo much! She absolutely hates whole milk… she won’t drink it.

  • Whats your opinion the different waldorf and Waldorf inspired homeschool curriculums out there now? I know you did a video on homeschool before but would love to see an updated one cause ive seen so many options lately and im still weighing which one i want for my almost 6yr old when she ia finally ready for 1st.grade

  • Your video helped a lot! Thank you loads! And yes. People always talk negative. My first baby was formula fed and people were talking negative. Second baby is breastfed and people r still negative about why I’m not weaning off!

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  • I had that when I made the choise to breastfeed my daughter and I’m so so so glad I stuck with it and didn’t allow myself to give up with all the negativity I got x

  • When you talked about being in the isle looking at formula feeling guilty, it literally made me cry. I’m going through that exact same thing right now.

  • Thank you for this video! Been feeling emosh thinking about stopping soon at 17 months.. originally i planned on stopping at a year but i have found that i am a lot more attached to breastfeeding as much as my baby.. so my new goal is stopping in the next month or two.. this video helps because not a lot of people talk about the mom’s positive feelings towards breastfeeding, thanks!

  • My husband is sceptical about extended breastfeeding. My son is 10 months and he shows no signs of stopping and I’m thinking about letting him self-wean. We will see how it goes. Really hope my husband comes around to the idea because it really is the best option for our family.

  • Dear Sarah, thank You for this video. It is very important. I am breastfeeding my 23 months old daughter and I think, I will continue for so long, as she stops herself… I read Dr. Steiner´s texts regarding mother milk etc. and I am convinced, that he would be fine with breastfeeding for even the first seven years of the child… He didn´t say it, but I think, it follows from what he said. I´m from Czech Republic and also here, in our “anthro” community, I heard this nonsense like “Rudolf Steiner said”. So I decided to write an article about “R. Steiner and breastfeeding” for our athroposophic and also non-anthroposophic parents. Because I hate untrue. And I found an article in english, where is written, that Rudolf Steiner himself was breastfed for 4 years. I would like to use in my article, but I can´t find the source. You are speaking about it, too, so I want to ask You, if You know, where it is (if it is)? It would help me a lot, because I´m not so good in english and in german sources I found nothing… Thank You and have a good time! Katerina

  • Thank you Emily for the tips, I’m still breastfeeding my 9 month old son and I am in the process of weaning him, only because I have to go back to work in a few months. It is very hard because neither me or him are ready �� I think it is such a lovely bonding time and I wish I could continue… love you videos and your positivity! ��

  • I’m breastfeeding my fourth daughter. I come from a very large family of people who encourage breastfeeding. To all of you out there that feel like you are being judged just remember that there is no law that sets a limit to how long you breastfeed a baby/toddler. Actions taken on your part just because of comments of judgement form others should be considered detriment to you and your child. I think you should use your God given motherly instinct. Say this to those who pass negative judgement on you: “opinions are like anuses. Everyone has one.”

  • Evolutionarily, humans should wean between the age of 4 and 7+ at the change of teeth (hence why they are called milk teeth). Historically this was weaning age, and in traditional cultures around the world today they still breastfeed well past toddlerhood (Mongolia is a great example)

  • Most of women choose not to breastfeed because they don’t know the benefits of breastfeeding I’m Muslim so in the Quran it says we have to breastfeed for two years

  • Thank you.. my daughter turns two this month and I’m just tired of nursing.. I feel awful for feeling that way but it’s exhausting and a lot on me physically. I appreciate this video��

  • Thank you Sarah for clearing this up! I have been a Waldorf teacher for 25 years and a La Leche League counselor for many years. I breastfed both my children: my son (now 31) until he weaned himself at 5 years, and my daughter (now 18) until she weaned herself at 3 years. Today they are both extremely healthy adults with very strong immunity and healthy teeth with no cavities! They are confident and independent people!

  • Hi sister, its little bit difficult for me to stop breast feeding for my 11 months old baby.
    Am forced to stop breast feeding for my baby, because I have conceived 2nd baby which is 5 months right now.
    So please suggest some ideas for me to stop breast feeding.
    I saw your video, it was very much useful for me, I’ll start stopping breast feeding and it will try it right from today.

  • Thanks for this Sarah! I am still nursing my 2.5 year old and recently stopped nursing my 3.5 year old. I feel like my world has revolved around nursing for 3.5 years now…so happy to hear your thought and affirmation. It’s been a hard road socially (midwest US)
    , especially since I choose to continue nursing my oldest after the younger was born. Appreciate you addressing this topic!

  • I just found this video and it was so helpfulmy 14 month old son decided this week that he is done nursing and I wasn’t prepared. It has been emotional, but I’m thankful that it was on his terms and it wasn’t a fight. Thank you for your great videos!!!

  • Thank you very much. I am from Germany. My Anthro-doctor was insulting me when I was still breastfeeding my 1year old. When my 3 year old daughter went to Waldorfkindergarden the teachers were very upset and implied it was abuse. I thaught Rudolf Steiner told so. I think I found more quotes against it. Like that the position while nursing would have a bad impact on the walking? Very interesting.

  • All my kids self weaned. The oldest went the longest to 22 months. I think the older kids influenced the younger to move to solids. I was willing to go longer ����‍♀️ I wonder if the stats in third world countries has to do with lack of other food options.

  • I stop breastfeeding for 1week but still i have milk and I want to continue breastfeeding again but some said its not good
    I need your opinions thank you

  • I have tried all your suggestions already but none worked well..I am working mother..he is not taking in day time but when he see me that moment asks for bf.if I won’t give he cries loudly..I am not able to console him….pls suggest any other ways to wean him especially at night time.. without nursing he is not sleeping

  • The thought of a mother forced to wean her child because of community pressure is painful �� for me i follow quran guides (And the mothers should suckle their children for two whole years for him who desires to make complete the time of suckling; and their maintenance and their clothing must beborne by the father according to usage; no soul shall have imposed upon it a duty but to the extent of its capacity; neither shall a mother be made to suffer harm on account of her child, nor a father on account of his child, and a similar duty (devolves) on the (father’s) heir, but if both desire weaning by mutual consent and counsel, there is no blame on them, and if you wish to engage a wet-nurse for your children, there is no blame on you so long as you pay what you promised for according to usage; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah and know that Allah sees what you do.) 2vs233.

  • My son is so backwards �� night weaning seems to be easy for us and he is so tired after bath time he just wants to sleep, and mornings all he wants to do is play, i find myself bf a lot during the afternoon trying to wean him off

  • Hi Stasia yikes, I will look into that right away! Thanks for pointing that out… thank you for your kind words, it gives me to strength to go on doing this even though it’s hard to do w/ so many young kids! xo M

  • this is very helpful my baby is 4 months and im starting to cut down the pumping from every 2-3 hours to every 7 hours and nurse only at night and in the morning. Yesterday was my first day doing it and i was hurting so bad i pumped 9 oz after my morning feed.

  • Very common problem! My sister in law had to leave her baby at day care and he refused for an entire day to drink from bottle, next day he drank it’s very tough! Someone other than you needs to give the bottle sorry I didn’t respond earlier, how is he doing now?

  • same approach if he still sleeps in a crib next to the bed? he doesn’t have his own room yet. so idk what to do when we are still up and trying to get him to bed.

  • This is very informative video for Parents!! By the way guys I’m starting a channel for my Son. Come CHECK US OUT: Kin’s Adventure! Thanks!! ��

  • I’m trying to ween off mine as well came across this my child Is 35 months almost 3 next month actually I feel it’s about time for her to be off now and enjoy more variety goods more n milk to
    glad to see I’m not alone here with breast feeding

  • Thank you so much I will use you tricks I hope it does work beacuse my boy just turned 2 I am ready but he is not�� I am very emotional about it, but like you said you want to feel like you have your body back, and I do��..thank you for doing this video������

  • My baby 12 months old and in normal day he enjoys solids. hardly demand for breastfeeding but he needs it when sleeping…. I think if I could manage different ways to led him sleep, it will be easy… I tried swings and in it 95% he slept on it. Sometimes he even sleeps playing……. Actually honestly speaking I am not finding any discomfirt with all… So when should I start this process…??

  • Thank you so much for this video! We cosleep and my 21 month old still nurses quite a few times back to sleep in the night. Any tips how to transition into his room? I know Jackson has always been in his room, but maybe the other boys coslept a bit?

  • This is such a hot topic, I am not a parent yet I am an Early Childhood Educator that has worked in Waldorf and went to a Waldorf school as a child and did my Foundation studies. Ive shifted the past 4 plus years in the Montessori community I been working as an assistant at Montessori School in a toddler class for just over four years now. Ive worked in a nursery class in a waldorf school so 2.5 to just 3 year olds basically first year Casa. I know in Waldorf having studied Steiner and my experience and love for it does encourage longer as the independance part of the child does not come into curriculum till much later well into kindergarden. Where in the other realm of Montessori independance is one of the main focus espacially in early childhood and building that independance in the child anything that impedes the childs independance Maria Montessori was opposed when she created the philosophy I mean it even goes as far in true montessori she said even cribs and high chairs and essentially all the baby furniture we use today impeads their independance. Breastfeeding beyond 1 probably seen as that. But also soceital views and personal upbringing I think makes a parents decision on how long too and if they can. No right or wrong in my opinion I think its okay till age 2 after that I personally believe child is too old. In my experience with kids in my class that have come to us in Sept that still nurse the attachement to mom and transitioning the child into the classroom and settling them took longer and more of a challenge cause the child found that comfort in nursing have one child in my current class that came to us in the fall still nursing while mom would hold him he would do so himself anywhere he was. Made it a bit harder to transition him into the class the first two weeks almost he had to be picked up half day cause he would not settle for nap and became very unsettled by afternoon. My observations is that in cases like that the detachment from mom is harder on the child and teachers.

  • You lost me when you made nursing at a frequency of 4 to 5 times a day sound like that’s frequent, or the peak frequency. Can’t relate. My baby is 13 months old and I long to get her down to 4 to 5 times a day. I think the distinction is that you do not seem to promote ecological brrastfeeding, so you are not in line with La Leche League and thus not helpful for many nursing moms. You’re more old school, which is fine for anyone not looking to go along with modern day guidelines.

  • Thanks Sarah I appreciate the wisdom and experience, I could not breast feed past 3 months with my first 2 but we are almost 6 months in I struggle with producing she will not take a bottle everyone says let her cry if she hungry enough she’ll eat ��I just can’t. But she’s starting to take a cup already maybe I’m crazy but we might just go straight to a cup and continue breast feeding as long as my body will allow and she will hopefully get enough this way.
    Everyone thinks I’m crazy for giving her a cup but she’s doing it and loves it

  • Omg! Thank you sooo much for sharing this! I’m a first time mom and have been searching endlessly online for specific advice like this:)

  • I have been nursing and co sleeping for 7 months. And my baby is HORRIBLE while I am at work. She’ll cry for hours because I am not there.
    I want to EBP and bottle feed her so she’s not so dependent. ����

    Anyone else??

  • My son is 2yr now…i want to stop feeding. My son doesnt take milk from bottle at night but he is use to bottle and only drinks water from it.he hate giving him water at night.tried giving him milk also but in sleep also he easily make out the difference and wakes up and start crying…even if he is full after every meal he takes feed as a dessert. Also he wakes up ever 1n half hr at night..always cry if i dont feed him while sleeping and when he wakes-up…nothing is helping me out…wat should i do??

  • Philosophy from back then doesnt have the scientific back up we have today, not saying his philosophy isnt good. I like that you showed he actually never really addressed the matter on bf in the way they seem to misconstrued he did. WHO recommends a minimum of 2 even for us here in the US. I still nurse my 20month old and i still love following waldorf for my 5yr old. I plan to self wean my son because there is always benefits in the milk, theyve shown its beneficial even in cancer patients. I love your view on the matter, i get self weam isnt for every mom and i wouldnt shame that if weaning at one is whats best for them and i hope they would respect my choice for my children. They are still growing this young and its still so good for their development

  • Sadly I have to wean my son soon to return to work at 3ms. But my only problem is he would not take a bottle. So far I tired Tommie tippee and Boob by Joovy. And no luck:(

  • It’s sad that a lot of people are commenting that people were rude to them about breastfeeding for so long… when I tell people my 7month old is still breastfeeding they congratulate me because it’s not something easy. It’s tiring and not everyone can do it. I will probably continue until he starts eating more. ��

  • I am nursing my 2 month old. He only falls asleep at my breast. I still want to nurse him. How could i wean him off soothing at my breast? He won’t take a pacifier.

  • I’m glad that you made this video… I recently stopped breastfeeding at 13 months, and she’s pretty upset about it and always touching my breast trying to drink. My daughter is lactose intolerant so can’t give regular milk, soy milk also makes her skin react and seriously I don’t know what I should do… I’m using pacifier instead (she really likes it) but it started giving us another issue as she falls asleep with it and wakes up when it’s out of her mouth at nightwhich is a lot of times… We’re both walking zombies as were busy putting back the pacifier constantly at night… The transition hasn’t been smooth…

  • Just a few questions, How often where you feeding prior to stopping? When did he sleep the whole night and cut the night feed?

    I’m so proud that a public figure like you is acknowledging extended breastfeeding

  • This video couldn’t have come at a better time. My last baby is 19 months and I’m ready to quit breastfeeding but she’s so addicted. �� Thank you for this!

  • I give my toddler a bottle of warm gruel inte the evening instead of breast feeding. I do not know if that is a typically Swedish thing or if it is common in other countries as well?

  • Oh Emily back watching this again coz stopping feeding baby 14 month old. Devastated, thought it was the right choice, the reality is so sad.

  • Amazing vid mam��������

    Sabse hot topic tha bfeed ka jo ye poora ho gaya..

    Aadu ka to maine sare feed chhuda diye bas jo aap bfst n lunch ke bad kabbu ko milk offer karte the na to bas wahi deti hu.. qki wo bottle se nahi peeti…

    Ye dono feed bhi main chhuda lugi bas night ka lag raha hai ke kaise hoyega.. par ho jayega main kar lugi.. bas uska alternative nahi mil raha… pata nahi wo piyegi bhi bottle se rat me milk ya nahi����

    Aur jaisa apne bataya na ke milestone chal raha ho tab na kare to wo chalna stafk kar chuki hai to mujhe abhi 2 se 3 mahine rukna chahiye to main rukugi thsn uske bad main use chhuda dugi..

    Thanks mam itne ache tips dene ke liye.. koshish rahegi ke next baby me bottle wali galti nahi hogi����������

  • My 9th attempt today for weaning my 20 month old �� nights are so stressful.. my OBGYN is making me wean her off since I’m 8 months pregnant and to be honest I’ll be overwhelmed breastfeeding 2 ��

  • I breastfeed my son a lot more than 4x/day, he’s almost 6 months old. I need to start weaning him due to medication I need to start taking. He full on refuses the bottle and hates the taste of formula (we’ve tried several bottles and several brands of formula). I feel so lost on how to wean him, it is so much harder than I ever imagined.  He acts as if he’s being tortured when his dad or I try to get him to try the bottle. Any tips?

  • I’m really emotionally and physically stressed! I don’t know how to wean my almost 2 and half years old son! He is the most stubborn baby.He won’t eat,he is so dependent to my boobs.He is my second baby but he is just so difficult.Sometimes I just want to disappear ��..He nurses to sleep,and he still waking up a lot in the night and looks for boobs.He made me decide no more baby ��! I tried weaning during the day but he won’t nap until he gets to nurse but the night is so difficult.

  • My son is 22 months old. And he wont give up.. i feel like crying at night. He wakes up every 2 hours and cant be calmed, no matter what i do, unless i offer my breast ����My husband is out of town most of the week. And it is me alone to wean him off… He cant be distracted by anyother way when he wants his feed

  • If your milk supply is established, you can, as Melissa said, combo feed with no issue. For example, I was able to wean my son to one nursing session a day, 2-5 days a week (because I split custody with his dad) for 2 years he was 2 when we split up and yes, I nursed a 4 year old:) 

  • My son is 2years and 7months and we’ve just stopped breastfeeding and I was so not ready ��. I’m pregnant with our second child and the hormones have caused my milk to dry up. Im very sad about it and was hoping I’d be able to breastfeed all through my pregnancy and tandem feed once babbas born��. It’s such a lovely bond to have and I miss it so much. I’m glad my son is such a cuddly boy and our relationship hasn’t changed because of stopping. Hoping I’ll be able breastfeed this babba too xXx

  • I have an opinion on breastfeeding a three-year old, but I’ll just keep that to myself. Don’t let any ANY philosophy tell you what to do that your instincts don’t agree with, even a YouTube commenter like myself. It’s your decision and if you sway a smidge from a philosophy that wholeheartedly agree with…so what? I mean this lightly. I appreciate hearing what Steiner said or didn’t say, but at the end of the day, it’s your child, your boobs, your life.

  • Hey Emily! Love your videos!! Quick q.. Any advice for breastfeeding a bub that’s started biting? My little one is 8.5 months old and started biting last week.. It’s made me suuuper nervous to feed her

  • What a journey! Congrats on all those years of breastfeeding your beautiful boys, what hard work! I’ve just night-weaned my milk thirsty, boob obsessed, cosleeping 16 month old who was still waking 3-7 times a night. It was so difficult for me to separate and make the decision for my own health! I hope we continue our daytime feeding for several more months, but for now we are all sleeping the whole night! WOO! One thing that really helped was explaining to my son that we don’t nurse in bed. He could definitely understand me and see me pointing to explain where we nurse and where we don’t, and he accepted it with minimal frustration, as long as dad was involved. �� happy boobing, mamas!

  • when you ween them off how do you soothe the pain and discomfort? like I am so nervous to just be walking around with huge rocks as breast in pain that will never go away lol

  • hi I need help m worried my baby is not breastfeesing from yesterday…she has cold and stuffy nose but also some teething issue as she bite badly.but she dnt close her mouth to feed I m feeling she is been hungey aur thirsty what should I do she is 13 month she has 8 teeths and from.3 days she has cold..plz plz rep

  • My son is 21 months and still breastfed. I plan on making it until 2. I have tried weaning a few of the feeds but this little guy won’t let go and it’s so hard for me too. As mothers, we are comforted knowing our babies are comforted. It’s going to be very difficult for me emotionally to end this journey. The bond is indescribable!! Good tips, Emily!

  • Even if he would have said something about breastfeeding, I guess he was a man. And as a woman, a mother, you know better ����‍♀️ there are things that only women can do. Bring a baby to the world and breastfeed. Don‘t let anyone tell you what to do, especially not a man.

  • Thank you ❤❤❤❤ my son weaned when he was 28m after his sister was born. He nursed through the pregnancy but he didn’t like waiting until she was done! So it was faster to go to daddy for a cup of water. My daughter is 2 March 7th and she shows no signs of slowing down.

  • I just stopped breastfeeding my son, he is 3months shy of 4 years old, I felt I was ready and he was only doing feedings for bedtime. Didn’t get much talk cause my sons father is half Honduran and was breastfed until he was 5yrs. So far I am on day 6 without feedings, he didn’t notice until we stayed at a hotel and he wanted to go home,but I just explained my body wasn’t making any and he was a little sad and just held them and fell asleep while I sang

  • Hi, I am Roopali from India, mother of a 2 year old and still breastfeeding. You are amazing Sarah! I loved the information you shared… Keep up the good work. This is the first video of yours I have come across. Much love!!!!

  • I have stopped breastfeeding and replace it with cow milk. But it seems like my 19 months baby take 5 6 time cow milk at night. How can i stopped this method of drinking milk many times at night. Kindly help

  • My son won touch bottle oly wants BM at night he won stop crying until I feed he wont allow any1 2 touch him also he ll full n cry even more until I feed I ll make him eat but also he wants BM 2 sleep he won get distracted even if I try n make him he ll oly be distracted for sometime n eventually com back crying at day time night times tho he won stop crying until I feed wat ever happens wat ever v do

  • I did get a comment over the holidays from an in-law “he is STILL breastfeeding?”. Well…umm considering that my son is only 8 months old & also that this comment came from someone who has no kids. I think when she said that she saw the scary mummy look in my eyes & slinked away. I didnt even have to respond.

    Why women feel the need to police other womens bodies (even if they cant relate) is beyond me��

  • Hey Emily. Been following you guys since I began looking into baby led weaning. My nursing little one has 7 teeth now. And she’s 16 months old. She sleeps with me, and has since she was 4 days old… But now that she is working her way to walking and moving about a ton while nursing (Oh my God I literally have cried…. ) and her teeth are almost always raking across my nipples, I can’t take it anymore. I have GOT to wean her. I also need her to be able to go into early head-start, which will be 4 hours……. and try as I may to reduce feedings, she wants to nurse constantly. I have to get back to work. I already have people constantly asking me if she shouldn’t have already stopped nursing by now….. If you could offer me some pointers? She’s baby #3, but the other 2 only nursed for the first 6 weeks and neither slept with me. This is also my first time going thru this stage alone……. I wanna get it right and I know it’s gonna suck for both of us, but something’s gotta give! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!! Thx.

  • How to stop the baby from getting attached to BM feeding routine to fall asleep? He doesn’t need BM for nutrition as he is more than a year old but needs that comfort to fall sleep.. any suggestions?

  • hi melissa. just wondering if you could help me. i have a 3month old baby and she just wouldnt feed using the bottle. she keeps on playing with it. worst thing, iim nearly getting back to work. what should i do please?

  • Thank you Sarah! This was one of the hundred topics that weren’t clear about Steiner position. Another one is if children can sleep with parents, until what age and if it is good and healthy for them, since I’ve heard many Waldorf kindergarten teacher demonize co-sleeping. I will be very grateful if I can hear from you about that!

  • Hello Sarah could you do more videos like this. Things to gear toward mothers to be Or the beginning of motherhood the Waldorf way. I’m soon to be expecting I’ve picked up a few books but I enjoy your videos also. There isn’t a large Waldorf presence of course I always end up on a Montessori video when searching such topics. Thank you!

  • Ok how can I make sure my lo (1yr) is getting enough nutrients/vits/minerals if i start weaning him from the breast bc he does not like to eat much solid food at all??
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  • My son is 25 months I still breastfeeding.
    But I’m really tired I want stop.
    But I feel bad about it, I don’t know what to do.
    Please give me an advice.
    Thank you

  • Recently read this article on how to wean your child, it was super helpful!
    https://millenniologyblog.com/wean-your-baby-in-one-week-6-amazing-tips-on-how-i-did-it/

  • Brilliant video! I am pregnant with our 3rd baby and breastfed my older 2 for 6 months and 8 months. Desperate to reach at least a year if not 2 years with this baby! Just wanted to ask about Matt! Is he fully 100% supportive? My husband says he is supportive of my decision to try extended breastfeeding but then says he thinks it’s a bit weird pastbthe age of 1 ��. Thank you for a wonderful video and inspiring me even more to want to breastfeed for longer this time around.

  • My daughter will be 3 on March 10th. She still nurses quite a lot on some days and hardly any on others. I just feel that days she nurses more she must need to. I firmly believe in the immune benefits from breastfeeding. She’s likely not going to stop anytime soon. I do what LLL said, I don’t offer or refuse! My husband’s family pressures him to tell me to stop but I completely ignore them. She’ll stop when she no longer needs it. �� Great video at a great time! I’m going to show my husband.

  • Thank you! Very helpful x My boy is 18 months and I’ve tried to start wheaning but like you, things came up that I wanted to feed him through. He is still teething so wondering if I should feed him through that still? He is our last child too so am in two minds. I feel like he may start sleeping through if I whean him off too. Do you think so? He’s quite a clingy baby in comparison to my first.

  • I fed bottle and breast since the beginning but she doesn’t want the bottle anymore but keep biting me my mom said babies don’t bite but clearly they do almost 8 months and she eats less when I don’t breastfeed.

  • She’s 9 months (in 3 days)…and not at all interested in bottles. She drinks water from a sippy cup and thats as close to a bottle as we get. I’ve been adviced to try out the teets that are shaped like a real nipple.

  • Gosh my baby girl won’t get the bottle at all literally as soon as I put the bottle in her mouth she scream and cry and won’t stop until I give her my breast and I’ll do this right when I know she’ll be hungry not starving or full just at the time because I’ve tried doing it when she sleep for 4 hours straight and I knew she was starving it was worse and when she’s full she’ll just play and bite the nipple of the bottle.

  • Funnily enough I’m in the process of stopping too. My son is 2 and I feel ready to now. He only has a night feed so its not too bad, but he does wake up at night he isn’t the best sleeper. I’m hoping that once he realises there isn’t milk there isn’t anything to wake up for. But I’m not rushing it. Will take each night as it comes. Thanks for the helpful tips:) xxx

  • Thankyou so much for breaking this down in an informative, but abc format. I’m a new mom, and completely overwhelmed. In need of this kind of help.

  • My daughter is 3 months and I pump milk into a bottle but she won’t take it. She only takes breast and it’s stressful even when we are in public. She takes the bottle when someone else is watching her, but when I do it, she just wants the boob. She also eats through the night and it’s annoying. WHAT DO I DO??

  • So I got to the bit about ‘make sure you are ready’ and started crying. Don’t think I’m ready yet, lol! Thanks for your video:) My toddler is 15 months and I’m loving feeding him.

  • Hi Mansi.. This is my first comment in YouTube.. Your videos are very informative and very much thankful.. But I have a question like how you are able to balance Ur work, baby, momcom and family.. Please make a detailed video so that it helps so many of them like us to plan our routine in a better way.. Thanks in advance..Lol:-)

  • Please help me with a video on how to get rid off my child’s habit of watching videos in mobile…I want her to keep distant from mobile phones..how can I do this?

  • Thank you for this… my son is 23months today… am sooo ready to wean him…. but I feel sad coz he wants to feed and when I refuse, he cries.. making it even harder.

  • Still nursing my little Waldorf student once a day at almost 4 and his little sister. It helped him transitioning to no longer being an only child. I think it kept that sense of security for him. <3

  • When your baby rejected the formula did you then start over using your weaning schedule? My baby is 9 1/2 months and I tried straight formula and she rejected it.
    So now we are on day 3 of your schedule. She is getting half and half… jury is still out right now, waiting for her to get up from her nap and we will try again.

  • Oh my poor 19 month old, his time is coming!!!! Lol. Thank you for this video. I never expected to extended breastfeed and have been very fish out of water about it.

  • hi im struggling to get my baby onto the bottle, any tips on that? he doesn’t like the nipple at all on the bottle..any tips please i would appreciate it alot.

  • does this work for 11months? my baby doesnt want bottle fed..wither i fed her the father or the other family members.i even went out she doesnt want to drink from bottle.

  • I breastfed my first baby for a year or 13 months, i felt him walking to me and latching on was getting tiny bit weird so I was ready and my baby was ready. With my second baby just turned one yesterday and I’m going to do the same. Slowly wean her off. I’m not judging but breastfeeding 4 or even 5 year old is totally weird.

  • spot on. everything you said is spot on in terms of the guilt and pressure.. appreciate your honesty.. As a Mom of three I was really devout about nursing #1 and #2.. but eight months in for #3 I’m just over it. as bad as it sounds, I concede that I am. And this is coming from a La Leche League devotee… it just is what it is… I’ve started the night time only.. so far so good. He’s not crazy about the bottle or formula.. but it’s working ok. Any tips on getting them to eat? I did BLW with #1 and #2, but #3 is just not interested.. I’ve tried homemade veggies with no success.. he even rejects bananas.. he spits everything out and protests. Obviously I don’t force the issue, if he’s not ready thats ok too.. but.. any tips would be greatly appreciated. Maybe i’m doing something wrong?

  • I miss breastfeeding and I wish I did it longer, but I’m glad I never had to go through getting my son off the breast as a toddler, it seems really hard.

  • Thank you for this video! All your tips, like always, are spot on! Best thing for me was moving my daughter directly from breast to beaker and I was only able to do that by learning through your video ��

  • My sons 2 i only breastfeed him at nightduring the day he does good with the sippycup but at night i have tried everything he wont sleep without his night feeding even tried letting him cry it out (Help)

  • That’s amazing Emily! I didn’t realise you were still breastfeeding Jackson. I recently stopped breastfeeding my now 2 year old at 21 months. It was incredibly emotional (for me) and child led, I just asked him one day if he wanted mummy’s milk or daddy’s milk (cows) and he opted for daddy’s �� He never went back to boob. X

  • I tried breastfeeding my son but he couldn’t suckle so went to bottle and he couldn’t coordinate his swallow so went to tube. Fed is best xx

  • This is so interesting Melissa. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I’m still kind of unclear on what to do if I don’t want to use any formula, but still want to wean at some point. Baby is 5 months old now, so it’s still not on the agenda, but I’d like to be prepared. In short, how do you stop bf when you’re not supplementing with formula?

  • This video is priceless. Thank you for all your help. My daughter is three and still loves to be breastfed but with time she is asking less often. It’s wonderful to know that this process can be gradual rather than stopping from one day to the other. I have enjoyed breastfeeding so much as I have seen it as bonding. My husband had wanted me to stop breastfeeding after three months as he finds it disgusting. I chose to ignore it.:)

  • is it natural that my left boob is still producing milk but my other boob is producing a watery sometimes light brown or sometimes clear discharge in my right boob?my son is now 3 yrs old but still breastfed, since he was still a baby he used to bf on my left side until now.my left side is bigger than the right. my right boob is sometimes painful.. should i worry?

  • How did you manage to put him to sleep for the night? Like what type of cups did you use? My son is 20 months has never used bottles.

  • My milk supply started dropping at 2 yrs old but I still breastfed when he got hurt to help calm him down. We had no issues weaning and it was overall a great experience. I didn’t have any friends that breastfed as long as I did but I felt completely confident in my decision. You have to follow your instincts!

  • get a nipple that resembles the breast, have someone else give bottle when you are gone, try to do it 1st thing when he is really hungry! Start slow with pumped milk which he will recognize much better than formula…. sorry I didn’t respond earlier, how is she doing now?

  • Hello mom my baby is 9 month old I am going to stop bf as I m going to abroad so is it OK what others food I can give apart from formula milk

  • Hey my son is 8 months but was born 3 months early so really he’s only 5 months I am so ready to wean him off the breast and on to formula but he’s not having it. I ready to go bk to work and just ready over breastfeeding all together I am always tired he eats all night and all day I can’t go out to have a date night with my husband. Please help me wean my son

  • Patricia, I have definitely heard of cases where they baby put up a huge fight before taking the bottle. I’ve heard of cases where the mother had to leave the baby with her mom for a few days to get her to stop nursing! It can be brutal! Hang in there! I think the more you can try to leave and have someone else give the bottle, the better is that a possible scenario for you? OH, and definitely a bottle with breast milk!

  • My daughter is 7 months old and i exclusively breastfed my daughter until she was 6 months, then i started giving her baby food. I still breastfeed a couple times a day and at night, but it makes work a lot easier now that she can eat baby food and cereals. especially a single working mom!!

  • I still have some time left to wean my little one, but so far my problem has been the way baby takes to the bottle. For a few times now I have pumped some milk for her when I needed to leave the house for a couple of hours. On these occasions, she has chewed and sucked on the bottle a little and according to my hubby drank about half an ounce.
    Half an ounce! This is ridiculous! How do I get her to drink a full meal…? She is 2 months now and I am getting a bit worried that she will never really accept a bottle. Any suggestions?

  • Thank u so much Sarah…I was wrestling with this thought from many weeks…but ur video has made many things clear in my mind.. I am definitely going to follow my childs cues and breastfeed as long as she needs… without thinking about what people say..and yes don’t offer don’t refuse is the greatest tip which I’ve got..

  • Oh my goodness thank you! I love this video and I’m so happy to hear you say that it’s emotional and to wait until you’re ready. I needed to hear this today. Thank you ❤️

  • I just breastfeeded my son for 1 month because my body couldn’t provide more milk, wish I can bf him longer:( hopefully my body can cooperate to bf my second child (in future)

  • how can you encourage a one year old that doesn’t want to take a bottle or sippy. i’m wanting to wean soon but he seems to be against any transition from breast to anything else

  • Very helpful video! My baby is nearly a year and people ask me ALL THE TIME (even those people who don’t know me that well) when I’m stopping breastfeeding. It does make me feel like something I shouldn’t do but I just answer and move on with my day ignoring them! Xxx

  • Since completing one year now my son is 13 months old and now he is showing lots of changes in his diet and sleeping routene……..
    It’s getting tough for me to manage it as he cries alot in night….. I think my breast milk is getting dried now and I don’t give him enough food…. Just few days back he used to take bottle feed once a day and now suddenly 2then 3 then 4 times a day… Even in midnight…. I m really worried… What should I do now…
    Should I be chill that fine it’s time to stop breast milk and my son is ok with bottle feed or should I be worried for his diet….

  • Hi, realy like ur video…. Thanks for sharing… My son is 13 months now he is not taking bottel at all… He nurse all night even in day he wants it every time I ignor him sum days it’s going realy well and Sum days he is so hard to stop…I want to stop nursering bez he drink breast milk all day and night so he dosnt want to eat food and then biting me a lot…..I realy need advice to how to stop breast feeding…. My mom is not here I’m on my own….and we tried everything like my husband offer him bottel bt he is playing wd it not drinking that…. And so afrid from breast pain bez I’m first time mom…. Thanks

  • Good grief, I cannot leave my baby to cry himself to sleep. I personally feel like my kids are too young to be in another room without me before the age of 4. I’ll have to find a different way of weaning my son. But letting him cry is not an option for me. ��

  • the video cut out at 2:24. you’re talking about American Academy of Pediatrics, and the video just stops. I really like your videos! Especially how TO THE POINT they are. small explanations, small amounts of time. tons of subjects. thanks for all the posts!!

  • Vynella I would try to get him on a schedule of not nursing all night first… how often are you feeding during the day and how many naps is he taking? I think it’s great that you nursed so long, hat’s off! If he starts to eat just 4-5 times a day and not at night, how would you feel about it? xoxo M

  • So my kids are 10 years apart my son has cerebral palsy so he struggled latching on so I couldn’t breastfeed him due to weakened mouth muscles. However when I had my daughter I decided that I was going to commit to nursing her and we are now 15 months strong. My goal was to nurse for the 1st year however I enjoy it she does also and it helps settle her down but I’m trying to figure out how to go about this because I know it will be emotional for the both of us I just don’t want her to be upset. So thanks so much for this video

  • Thank you for this! �� we are 2 years and 2 months into breastfeeding and I don’t know how long we are going to go. But hearing this is awesome!

  • I was nervous when starting this video. My twins are 4 and still breastfeeding. I’m so happy with the way you approached this topic and that there isn’t actually a negative view by Steiner on natural weaning.

  • Where is your great toy storage from in the background? God knows, I need one of these! Thank you also for tips on stopping breastfeeding. Not ready yet with my 12 month old but will come in handy when the time comes.x

  • OMG! That’s your method: just let your baby cry for 10-20-30-40 minutes???? What kind of spartan method is this??? You are a profesional???

  • Nice video, and helpful tips. My daughter just turned one, and I’m ready to wean her. The emotional bond is still their through breastfeeding, so it’s kind of sad. But I need to.

  • my daughter is 1 yr old I want to stop breast feeding but she doesn’t want to drink any kind of formula in her bottle. she will drink want and juice I’m the bottle but no formula please help somebody