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Smart tips: How to stop breastfeeding

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Smart tips How to stop breastfeeding

Are you as a mother of two-year-old struggling with how to stop breastfeeding? Do you often feel irritated because your child still demands your milk in the night? Do you find yourself giving in to your child’s night-time feed and then feel guilty about it? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then worry not, as our proparent Preeti, shares some helpful practical tips to stop breastfeeding.


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Amruta Borale

| May 11, 2017

Hi moms, i just want to share my experience with you. My son takes only one nap in afternoon. He had a habit of waking up after 30mins n have some bf n go to sleep again. He was sleeping like this for 3hrs. So i stoped bf him in afternoon first n continued night feedings. He cried too much but i didnt give up. He took around 1 month to sleep without waking up in afternoon. Then when he learnt completely to sleep continuesly in afternoon i started to skip bf in night. So he cried very little bcoz he was used to sleep without bf in afternoon. So try gradually n you will get results. My son was also falling asleep only after bf so first i startd to make him sleep on my shoulder. For this he took around 5-6weeks. During this time i was bf him in sleep. When he learnt to sleep on my shoulder completely then i start to stop bf in afternoon. So best of luck.   Go step by step.

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Jessie Dee

| May 09, 2017

My baby is one year and I have been trying to stop breast feeding, I have tried all the tips that you have given even before I came to know your blog. Though her tummy is full she is crying for my milk, she isn't sleeping till I breast feed her during day and night, crying and crying till 1 Am or 2 until I breastfeed. Mean while I'm feeding her with different foods, she is eating and then crying . She never slept with out my milk. If I'm handing her to her father or others she is cring like anything which I couldn't see that type of crying. Please help

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Trinayani Puvvala

| Apr 04, 2017

u can give ur child cows ghee a spoon mixea with honey for 2weeks at night only before bed

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Anitha Vikas

| Apr 04, 2017

Thanks for the tips prethi

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Ekta Todi

| Mar 31, 2017

thnx ya... I shall try it... lece if it works

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Manjari Chekuri

| Mar 28, 2017

I am trying to stop breastfeeding

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Pooja Garg

| Mar 28, 2017

thank u preeti... very useful blog for me

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Neelam Harsg

| Mar 26, 2017

Thank q so much ... I m trying to stop bf my 2yr old

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Payal Kapoor

| Mar 25, 2017

My 1. 3 yrs old DD nurses to sleep. She clings to me whole night n wud nt sleep without BF. Tried to cut down her day feed, only to aggravate her fear at night that she ll nt get Mum now. She cried n shouted in her sleep for milk for whole one week. What to do? No other family membet can help.

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Anushree Mistry

| Mar 24, 2017

mine one year daughter stop feeding in day but she is not leaving in night and the early morning feed

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Moumita Sarat

| Mar 24, 2017

use alovera gel lil and apply to your nipple area.... as its too bitter so baby will not get good taste... n slowly apply lil lil only several times as its harmless so no prob and baby will not be attarcted to have it. try and c.... all the best.

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Shilpa Salil Bellekar

| Mar 24, 2017

my daughter demands bf more at night time.

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riturajsachan

| Mar 24, 2017

Hello this could ce helpful for single baby as a mother of twins it doesn't work for me really. I kids dont demand in day time but during night when they wake up middle of sleep , they will not sleep without bf. Me and my husband bith are trying since few weeks but the situation is as it is. They keep crying for almost 1 and half an hour. I tried giving water and milk but they dint accept. I am really looking for something helpful.

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payal joshi

| Mar 24, 2017

very much helpful article.. thanks for sharing

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Jyoti Ratnoo

| Mar 24, 2017

my one year old son refuses bottle-feeding.

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Jyoti Ratnoo

| Mar 24, 2017

what is the right age to stop breastfeeding

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shweta khatri

| Mar 14, 2017

good to knw even i wanna stop bf of my 18 months old daughter

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Pravara Deshmukh

| Feb 26, 2017

Whoosh! This is what I was searching for over net, kept asking my mother,aunts and other mommy friends. I am trying to stop BF my 2yr old son but finding difficult. He has the habit of sleeping after feeding ONLY no matter how much full his tummy is. And in night if he wakes up, I need to feed him to sleep, if I don't do he cries a lot and gets angry or whatever u call! I am fed-up of his dis habit. I came across "Femite Lotion" in one of the comments of this blog,. Is it really safe for child, will he not get any allergy, vomiting or likewise by just tasting it? pls anyone guide me on Femite Lotion.

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puloma pandey

| Feb 21, 2017

hii by following d tips i stopped during day but still at night smtimes c demands .. i try to avoid by offering water but smtimes its unavoidable..

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T Saikumar

| Jan 25, 2017

Hi am sravani my daughter is 17months old i stopped bf to my child . instead of bf, i am giving one cup of milk with pinch of sugar .so she drinking the milk and forget bf.

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Veena

| Jan 10, 2017

What food we can give in place of bf ..? My baby is turning 1 n he demand milk inthe middle of nites .

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Aparna Hariharan

| Jan 04, 2017

very well compiled. completely agree on skipping day feeds as a start. wish me luck going to start this process with my lo. thanks a lot for taking time to pen down your thoughts on weaning.

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Garima Mitra

| Dec 12, 2016

my son is also 2 yr ....he don't sleep without breastfeed. even his stomach is full but every time he sleeps wid only after Taking breastfeed n in midnight whenever he wake up he need feed to sleep...... it was really making me tired. I tried skipping feed , I put neem oil..... but all in vain .he was still feeding wid all stuff I was afraid if he will stop feed how will he manage to sleep...... breastfeeding is an addiction. ...for babies just like alcohol for adults.... I thought something should be there to help him while sleeping as well as to stop feed. I don't want to go for bottle feed.... so need anything better. I did two things..... first I applied "femite lotion". and to make him sleep ..I ask my husband to buy swing.... so that I can make him sleep without feed..... it really worked for me with in a week he stopped feeding ...and now m happy n relaxed. I hope it will work for others too.....

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Manju Smikesh

| Dec 07, 2016

even my son is 2 YR rs old .....he needs to be fed at midnight..... how should I stop that he cries a lot doesn't go swith anyone...... I had tried skipping but failed can u suggest any method

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Darshana Vijesh

| Dec 03, 2016

last month asked a doubt to expert regarding tooth growth but no response till now

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Kulsoom Fatima

| Dec 02, 2016

I had been exclusively breastfeeding my child for about 2 yrs and recently took a decision to stop breastfeeding her. I applied kattha (catechu), upon seeing that my daughter got scared and thought I am hurt. She then never asked for breastmilk. First few days she became restless but never asked for it. It was disheartening to see that but eventually that had to happen . Katha worked wonders for me.

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Jency pj

| Dec 01, 2016

Bottle feeding during sleep or to put them sleep is not recommended from my opinion as a dentist.. babies are prone to get caries(decay) through bottle feed (called nursing caries) coz of lack of salivation during sleep. but tats the substitute for bf, i agree. rather can try playing them lullabies n make it a routine.. n give them time to settle, calm, sooth themselves wit a silent sleep environment. they will learn to sleep themselves. it doesn't happen like a miracle i knw. but trust me it wrks. give them chance to articulate themselves the habits rather than forcing them... most important got to maintain same timing. works grt with my 9 mnth dude.

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Aditi Rathore

| Dec 01, 2016

I started bottle feeding her at midnight and it really worked. But thn she got severe loose motions, so all in vain. So i had to start breastfed again in the midnight. Wht do I do knw. Any suggestions pls

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Sruthi reddy

| Dec 01, 2016

Nice blog. I would like to share my experience too. In my view it's better not to use bottle coz it may lead to infections and some times they will get habituated to bottle feed and wont leave or forget. it's better to feed them through tumbler, if they don't like milk through that give water as child too feels thirst it worked in my case and my daughter stopped BF At 1. 5yrs it really works and be patient dont lose hope.

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Amruta Borale

| Nov 30, 2016

thanx preethi but what to do in midnight? i want my 15months old to sleep continuesly. plz plz help me

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Nitika Rahul Deora

| Nov 30, 2016

Hii.. I have also weaned my 1. 3 yr old baby from feeding in about 1week. She used to sleep only by my feed. She used to get up every 1hr during night. So I started feeding her through bottle and then roaming around for 10 mins.. it helped me alot.... N just try to talk to ur kid in a very polite way.. they just need ur attention. Try to give them as love n warmth as u can n they ll definitely not take much time. N hubby did a great job n supported me very well... now she sleeps for at least 3hrs continuously n wakes up once or twice at night... Really very much relieved now

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preeti

| Nov 30, 2016

Thank You Aparna

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Aparna Lakshmi

| Nov 30, 2016

good idea and it helps a lot

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Gopalgari Swapna Reddy

| Nov 30, 2016

thank you so much Preeti

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Bhagyashri Bargale

| Nov 28, 2016

good one preeti thanks

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Jency pj

| Nov 28, 2016

hi. give me more tips on discontinuing night time feed alone..

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Arul Mozhi Srinath

| Nov 27, 2016

thanks a lot for this article .. will give a try.. after 1 yr i willtry to stop... in my case no hubby nor MIL gng to help

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SHIVALINI SINGH

| Nov 27, 2016

good one..

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Archana Dhawan

| Nov 27, 2016

Thanks a lot for this informative tips.. really helpful..

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Rency

| Nov 26, 2016

after lot of struggle and trying and experimenting I was successful in stopping breastfeed for my 2. 5yr second this month in 2weeks. Initially we tried by applying neem oil but it only created a negative impact in my child.. he started rolling on the floor n crying but late night he started taking feed even though it was bitter. so me and husband decided to stop feed on a Friday coz Saturday my husband has holiday. his help and support was most imp in stopping feed. weekends he kept him busy n made him sleep separately.. he distracted him with toys, juice, videos, rhymes and whatever he liked. Monday during day time he cried but i made sure I dint give in to his crying so by now he understood he will not get feed. night I would sleep early or act as if me and my elder son have slept with lights switched off which made him go n sleep with my husband.. slowly he started sleeping on my shoulders during daytime or not sleep at all but that doesn't mean that he completely forgot abt breastfeed. couple of days later also he tried every attempt to get feed but remember DONT GIVE IN MOTHERS. slowly in 2weeks we were able to completely stop the feed. now he has forgotten too. so don't worry it may sound impossible but it is possible. I had personally prayed a lot to Jesus to help.. so in this transition stage I could feel the grace of god in helping us and child to come out of this without much crying (he cried only one time one day) and tension but the key point is try and be persistent. every child may have a diff ways so keep trying.

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Komal Gaud

| Nov 26, 2016

Der is the one more easiest tip, apply the lotion called as Femite on ur nipples. den feed ur baby, she will stop taking it in ur mouth bcoz its very bitter in taste n its suggested by doctor too... try it, helps...

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Nisha Sudharman

| Nov 26, 2016

Thanks for the wonderful tips. I was searching for the same. But felt like night time feeding still more challenging case. since my daughter never leaves me till she wakes up ; ( through out feeding. i will be laying at one side whole night. Please suggest any good method to avoid this. since she cries a lot if I change my position from her.

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Rakesh

| Nov 26, 2016

Helpful tips Preeti

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jyoti kalra

| Nov 26, 2016

Thanks preeti

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preeti

| Nov 25, 2016

Hi Jyoti you can stop after 2 years this is ideal age to stop breastfeeding

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jyoti kalra

| Nov 25, 2016

what is the right age to stop breastfeeding. plz tell me.

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Srirupa Agarwala

| Nov 25, 2016

thank you.. will surely try these..

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Santoshi Reddy

| Nov 25, 2016

Thank q. I need some more tips please to stop breastfeeding.

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Neha Vyas

| Nov 25, 2016

very helpful tips.... thank u so much ...will try surely ...actly I have stopped day feeding but in night feeding still fighting for it...

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Pant P Neha

| Nov 25, 2016

Nice read..

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Divya Somavath

| Nov 25, 2016

Hope it works out dear...

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Archita Hembram

| Nov 25, 2016

many helpful tips

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Sangeeta Solanki

| Nov 25, 2016

To stop breastfeeding i started giving milk bottle to my 15 month baby... Nd it worked... Bottle is good for her health or not?? Plz suggest

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Preeti Parashar

| Nov 25, 2016

Thanks Preeti. .hopefully these smart tips will work with me also coz soon I am going to join my office. .keep writing. .

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JANHAVI SAWANT

| Nov 25, 2016

thanx... I also use same tip for my baby also and it work too...

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Divya Sahukari

| Nov 25, 2016

Tnq very much. Hope this works with me

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preeti

| Nov 25, 2016

Thank you Tejal:)

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Tejal Singh

| Nov 25, 2016

@preeti, really helpful. Will be of good help to me after some months. Like it, "mother smarter then daughter. " Keep writing.

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