Weaning 2 Month Old Babies?
Good afternoon doctor, my baby is 2 months old, is it good doctor, weaning a 2 month old baby n how do I wean it because I will come to work and sometimes work outside the city too, while my child is dependent on breastfeeding, especially if I want to sleep, thank you in advance for the answers to be given.
Hello Mrs. Novie,
In addition to providing good nutrition for babies, breastfeeding can also provide a sense of security and comfort and warmth. It is not uncommon for babies to associate breastfeeding with sleep, so when going to sleep the baby must breastfeed. Actually, it's a shame to stop this breastfeeding. Try to keep pumping breast milk, storing it and giving it to the baby even if not directly.
Various circumstances can make breastfeeding impossible, and the weaning process can be an emotional experience for both mother and baby. There are two types of weaning methods, there are ways that immediately stop breastfeeding suddenly, some are gradual. So that your breasts are less painful, and more comfortable for the baby, it is recommended that you do this gradually. How to do this:
Start changing one breastfeeding time, for example during the day with milk or formula milk with a bottle / cup, then increase it gradually. Replace sleep associations with other things, by not feeding them until they fall asleep. When the baby is sleepy, stop breastfeeding and then carry, sing, caress, or other things to lull the baby to sleep. Keep caressing and close to the baby even when not breastfeeding to provide a sense of security and so that the child does not feel neglected. Involve other family members, such as the father, to put him to sleep so that the baby does not always connect you with breastfeeding
Whichever method of weaning works for you and your child is best, but it's best to avoid giving your baby any ingredients that taste bad / bitter or scaring him off by dyeing the nipples.
Also read: Weaning Children and Breast Care After Weaning