Weaning your baby from breastfeeding is a natural stage in your baby’s development that often comes with mixed emotions. This is completely normal. Throughout the weaning process, remember to stay close to your baby. Comfort and cuddle him like before and you will come out of the process feeling just as close as you ever did.
Of course, the longer you can continue to breastfeed, the more health benefits there are for your baby. But there will come a day, sooner or perhaps much later, when you decide to wean your baby from the breast. Remember, there is no pressure on you regarding this move. Only two people should be involved in the decision to stop breastfeeding: you and your baby. Everything you do should feel natural and right and never rushed.
When you decide to no longer breastfeed (or perhaps stop because you are unable to), we have some handy mom-approved tips for a smooth transition.
Remember that there is no rush. Take a gradual approach and give yourself time to adjust both physically and emotionally. Also think of his state of mind. He is having to change to something new. Pick a time of day when he is not typically hungry and will have more patience to explore new tastes.