resume breast feeding?

by Rose Ejembi
(Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria)

Pls, can I resume breast feeding after 24 hours of trying to wean my 13 months old toddler who adamantly refused any other food? Is the breast milk ok for him after 24 hours? Also what can I do to releive me of the pain I am feeling in my breasts while trying to wean my baby.

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Aug 06, 2013
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gradual weaning
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Hi Rose

Weaning should be done gradually. You should only remove one feed at a time. This will give your body a chance to adapt and produce less milk.

It is also very confusing and frustrating for a child... to just take something so precious away so quickly. It should be done gradually over a period of weeks, not days.

Yes, you can breastfeed again, your milk will be fine. It cannot hurt baby.

Hope this helps


Aug 06, 2013
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Still on weaning
by: Rose Ejembi

Your response on how best to wean my baby helped but I discovered that my baby has fully resumed breastfeeding after I tried to stop him. He now refuses to take any other food but breastmilk especially when I'm with him. He's 13 months old. What should I do pls?

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