Q:

My son almost has stopped feeding...he will take once at midnight that too not daily...I am so much pain...what exactly I should do...I don't want to stop feeding yet or shall I stop now completely?
asha chaudhry Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr.Dhanya Prajesh
what u girls r doing abt this? Neha Sharma Sheeba Vijesh



shruti - at breast is best event all the experts said one thing: let the child decide when he wants to stop. pls dont force. he may be teething or may be weaning himself off. if u want to continue then pls offer him once every day/nite at a fixed time. but pls dont force

di actually it's like baby led weaning for me...he eats well throughout the day n not feeling need of feeding..I think he just weaning himself off.. even if I offer when I am in pain he refuses as he is full or sleep..and at night he is not getting up in the middle..he sleeps for 6-7 hours straight ..wake up,cuddle or change side n sleep..that's all...that's why I am confused...

shruti, i can understand that pain from when vihu stopped feeding for just 3 days... so difficult yaar... i used to still keep vihu on my bare chest, he would sleep on my chest, but not feed... but slowly he started to again... i just offer, and lie there, vihu will be playing with his toys, will come once in a while, take a bit, go play again... this is time consuming... that's how he came back to feeding... at night before he goes into deep sleep, rub nipples on his lips, he will feed in half sleep only, most babies do that... do you offer as soon as he wakes up?

yes..as soon as he wakes up as I will feel so much pain if he doesn't feed...but it just doesn't work now...he wants his glass of milk n biscuits while we take tea....he is not interested in feeding now a days ..I think I will just keep offering him once in a while....
will the milk supply stop automatically or I have to take some medicine???

hello..
if you want milk to be stopped in a day or three, medicines are there.. if not, then production will not stop suddenly, it gradually stops..

Oh Shruti Giri, u must be feeling a lot of pain, yar here it's going opposite, Nemit has become too chipkoo now a days and ways to feed all the time. My mom is helping a lot, she spends time with him while I hide inside the room, if he finds me he wants dudu 😌😯 I think it's a phase. Just to deal away with pain you can try feeding him in his sleep.

hi.. its jus a phase i feel..u can express for timebein if u wan him to drink bm.. for the pain daily drain ur breasts completely...if u wan stop it u can take medicines to stop it... try feedin wen he is very hungry

ok..thanks girls...
Dr.Dhanya Prajesh one more question...as he is least interested now do u think I should wean him off me completely by taking medicine...he is 19 months old...??

its fine to wean him nw...but wait for two days more..try feedin him wen very hungry, if stil no...then u wean him...breast feedin is recommended til12 to 24 months ..