How should I stop my baby from breastfeeding, as he is now of 2.5 years.

What is the procedure of stopping slowly?

Weaning the baby from breastfeeding is not an easy thing to do. A sudden wean can be upsetting for the child. Slower the weaning occurs, the more time your child gets to adapt to the change easily. The rule is be patient and consistent.; Here are five simple tips to wean your baby from breastfeeding;
Try to shorten the time span of the feeds, for example if you are regularly feeding your baby for ten minutes, shortening it to five minutes initially will help.;
Offer bottles or sipper cups of their choice and look for their reaction and acceptance. Keep in mind that if you wean your child to a bottle, you'll eventually have to wean him or her to a cup.
Gradually reduce the day feeds. Try to omit one breastfeeding session a week probably the most inconvenient feeding for you or the one your baby is least interested in.;
If you want your baby to detach from the habit of breastfeeding in the night time, make the kid avoid short naps in the day. Try to distract and make them play. So when they become tired they peacefully sleep all night without in between feeds.;
For a while, sleep in a separate bed close to the baby. I know it is difficult to accept but try to ask your husband or whoever your baby is comfortable with to put her or him to sleep for two or three days, I'm sure this will help but you really need to be a cold duck, but it works for working mom's especially when they can afford to take off a weekend end break.;
The complete weaning process will take time depending on your approach. You need to be persistent to see results. By offering plenty of love and affection during this period, you can help your child make a smooth transition.

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