Like any other first time mom, my breastfeeding journey also started with lots of challenges.🤱

Common known issues faced by most of the mums includes -

👉Improper latching

👉 Sore or cracked nipples

👉 Low milk supply

👉 No proper breastfeeding guidance

👉 Stitches pain and inability to hold the baby too long

🤱 It took me almost a month, to overcome all these issues and to develop a proper BF bond with my baby. The beautiful bond which lasts for 18 long months❣️

🤱 Weaning from the Liquid Gold💰#Myweaningjourney🛣️

It was around 17th month, when I decided to wean him off. The only reason i could think off at that point of time was 'that he was taking good amount of 3 meals a day'.

Eating well , playing well ,lets wean him off.

🤱 But how ? As a first time curious mother , I started reading other moms weaning stories. But trust me , nothing works😆

👉Here is my own summary :

I initially began with day time weaning🌞 which lasts around a week. Whenever he used to demand , I used to put him on my lap , cuddle him around my arms to calm him and peacefully explain him that "mummy dudu is now finished'. Or try to engage him in some kind of play #exploring around. Starting with 1-2 hours without feed then gradually increasing its no of hours⏳

Initially he used to cry to sleep but gradually he realizes that milk is actually finished. Toddlers gets smart by that age😎

🤱

After a week of successful day time off breastfeeding , I decided to call him off during night time too.

This took 3 stressfull nights. Whole night I used to keep him wrapped around my arms so that he sleeps well. Again crying out loud, turning and tossing are all what follows. By 4th night he was done , he slept most of the night without asking for the breast. Mission successful👍

I did it gradually but keenly.

🤱

Now I have exclusively breastfed my second baby for 6 months and hope to continue further more. That will be a different weaning story to narrate ✍️

Here are my views for new / nursing mothers :

👉 Breastfeeding is DEMAND & SUPPLY. The more baby sucks , the more the milk production. So DON'T GIVE UP . Let the baby sucks on you as much and as long as you can.

👉 Yes it takes time to establish proper milk supply. Mine took 1 month.

👉 If the baby is crying , that doesn't mean he is always hungry after BF. Rule out other reasons.

👉 Initially just look for weight gain and wet diapers. These are the indicators that baby is having enough milk.

👉Don't listen when people around you say 'baby is crying because you are not producing enough milk'🙅. Listen to your motherly instincts.

👉 Plan visits to lactation specialist till you are through with it. ✔️Proper guidance is the key✔️

🤱For Weaning mothers :

👉If you have started this lovely BF journey with your baby , keep it going till atleast 1 year. Can extend it beyond , will be great.

👉For me , BF used to be one stop solution for all type of cryings😁 , it was magical🔮

It seamlessly takes the baby to some other world where he feels most comfortable & secured.

👉Don't rush up things. Time will pass and you will only remember those golden days , that you have bonded with your baby🤱

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thahnks for sharing,.. amazing post

agree with you totally dear !! important points explained with much details & nicely written!!

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beautiful post Akanksha :) :) And some great tips for moms :)

Beautiful post.. M bookmaking this for my later weaning journey 🙈

My experience was too painfull i was badly cry while feeding my daughter . Gud post

Even I remember those little things

#bbcreatorsclub

So well written

Breastfeeding does take time. The post kinda flashed back my bf journey!

Thanks all .. really matters 😘

Hi Akanksha..did you feed him cows milk at night when he cried for your milk or you let him cry it out and then slept on his own

@Priyanka Jaiswal initially i used to keep , but it goes in vain. Then I made sure he had good dinner and keeps a sippy water cup besides me. Don't make it a habbit to feed the baby milk in between nights, let them sleep peacefully. When they will woke up in morning they will b more hungry and will eat n drink more

Well written


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