Stop Breastfeeding

There are many reasons one might need to stop breastfeeding, either for natural, medical or personal reasons. Here we have put together some information that will help you.


Stopping Breastfeeding

Very helpful information you would need for an easy, stress free weaning process for you and your baby!

To all you new mammas out there, I would like to introduce you to a few facts before you look at the information on how to quit breastfeeding...

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When you Wean Temporarily

Temporary weaning is a period in which the mother and/or baby are not capable of breastfeeding, during this time the mother will need to continue to keep her milk supply up, by expressing.

Some mothers find that after a temporary weaning period, their babies will refuse to breastfeed, this is usually due to low milk supply or nipple confusion.

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Stopping Lactation after a Stillbirth or Miscarriage

How to Handle Lactation After the Loss of a Baby

Mom has two choices:

1.    Continue to lactate and donate the milk to other babies.

2.    Stop milk production as comfortably as possible.

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Weaning from Breastfeeding at Night Times

Do you feel like you are breastfeeding all night long?

Breast milk is easier to digest than formula and therefore babies that are breastfed will wake quicker and more often, because they become hungry quicker.

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Gradual Weaning from Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding weaning is not always that easy!

This page will provide some weaning advice and help you to decide when to stop breastfeeding, so that the process is bearable for you and your baby.

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When you are Unable to Breastfeed, or Forced to Stop Breastfeeding

There is not enough support out there for these mothers, and they feel terribly depressed and less of a woman because of this. If this is you reading this page then I hope that you find some sort of encouragement from knowing that you are not the only one…

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When your Child has Galactosemia

Galactosemia is an inherited disorder of the metabolism. This disorder occurs in about 1 in every 70 000 babies. Both Mom and Dad must have a galactosemias trait for the baby to develop the disease. Mom and Dad do not need to have any symptoms themselves.

If the second test confirms the condition, the mother will not be able to breastfeed her baby. Baby will then need to be fed lactose-free formula.

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Comments by other Moms

How can I encourage my toddler to Stop Breastfeeding?

I am a working mother of two and had no problems moving my first child on to bottle feeding after my first period of maternity leave.

My second child however never took to bottle feeding and so most of his feeds were forced to take place through the night....

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Should I stop breastfeeding?

Need some advice. Big time my boy is 5 weeks old Friday and he was 7 14 born and is now only 8lb. I'm fully breastfeeding, he feeds every 2/3 hrs for 20/50 mins x

What can I do to encourage weight gain? Shall I just stop breastfeeding? I don't want to but, my boy’s health is more important…

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Breast Abscess: Even with Milk Leaking from the Wound you can Continue to Feed

I have recently finally healed from breast surgery, which was as a result of a breast abscess that needed draining.

I wanted to share my story as I was told, following the surgery that I would have to stop feeding my baby boy due to milk leaking through the wound

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