Tips For Stopping Breastfeeding In Children Aged 3 Years?
Want to ask, my child is 3 years old but does not stop breastfeeding, my family said that all my illnesses moved to my child, but my breast milk is still many, bgaimna ?? Did you stop breastfeeding ???
Hello Nurul Atasya,
The production of breast milk is regulated by the hormone prolactin, which will still be produced if there is continuous stimulation of the nipple. At the age of <6 months ASI is indeed the only source of food needed by children. When a child is> 6 months old, he starts to be given MPASI which will gradually replace all the needs for breast milk. Generally breast milk can be given up to children aged 2 years.
In older children who are still breastfeeding, the main reason is usually no longer because he is hungry or needs nutrition from breast milk, but the reason for the "sense of security and comfort" that he feels when breastfeeding from the mother. Sometimes breastfeeding older children is uncomfortable for the mother because the child already has teeth, nipples are easily injured, and difficult to do if you want to go back to work.
Tips for stopping breastfeeding for older children are:
The mother does not offer breast milk to the child. But there is no need to refuse when a child asks for breastfeeding
Reduce the frequency of breastfeeding to children gradually, starting with breastfeeding in the morning and afternoon
Talk to your child that it's time to stop breastfeeding
Divert the child's attention with toys or other activities before the time of breastfeeding
Do not change clothes in front of the child so that and wear clothes that make it difficult for children to reach your breasts
Children aged 3 years, it should meet the nutritional needs of a variety of solid foods. Make sure the child gets adequate nutrition from a variety of macronutrient foods (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Reduce breast milk in children gradually, no need to immediately stop it. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.