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A 29-year-old female asked:

How can i train my baby to stop breast feed ?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Three basic plans: Cold turkey: bind yourself & send baby to others to bottle feed until they will for you.(painful & frustrating for both but some do ok.) gradual: drop a feeding every day or two, using bottle instead. At some point body drops supply & you can accelerate coming off. (less pain) some also use baby to soften a tense breast but follow with a bottle.This tells the breast to slow production.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not the baby...: ...Stopping breast feeding is more about training the parent not to overreact to a child's demands and behaviors.
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