Stopping breastfeeding at ten months

(4 Posts)
Honkyponk Wed 19-Jun-13 21:23:40

My DD is nearly ten months, and I'm currently down to BF once first thing in the morning, and then she has a bottle of formula at night. I've reached this point gradually. I was wondering if anyone has any advice about cutting out the morning feed. Can I just stop now and replace the morning feed with a bottle, or would I run the risk of mastitis? Had anyone had any experience of taking sudafed to help stop milk production? Any tips are greatfully received. I feel a bit wistful about finally stopping, as we had soooo many problems didn't get fully sorted with feeding until about five months!

NeedlesCuties Thu 20-Jun-13 11:29:50

Do you actually want to stop?

I stopped bfing my son at around a similar age. I remember I just stopped offering him my boobs, and offered him a bottle instead. He was hungry so he took it and in a week or so that was the end of bfing.

I never got mastitis, and I don't think you'd be at risk of it as you're only feeding once a day.

My DD is 10 months old now, and for her bfing is about much more than food. She seems to get much more comfort from it than DS did. Cuz of this I think it'd be harder to stop bf, although I'm happy to do it another few months longer with her.

Is he easily distracted away from the breast? Does he follow you around, trying to climb up you and pull at your clothes? (the way my DD does!)

If he's not fussed one way or the other then I think you'll have an easy time stopping. Just don't offer, give bottle instead.

Honkyponk Thu 20-Jun-13 19:17:46

Thanks very much needles! I will just replace the feed with a bottle then. I never get the clothes tugging etc so I think things will go smoothly.

Honkyponk Thu 20-Jun-13 20:47:37

Thanks very much needles! I will just replace the feed with a bottle then. I never get the clothes tugging etc so I think things will go smoothly.

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