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10 tips on how to stop breastfeeding an over 1 year old

10 tips on how to stop breastfeeding an over 1 year old

Weaning your baby from the breast and stop breastfeeding after one year is possible. If you’ve made it to one year of breastfeeding or beyond, first of all, congratulations! Usually, it’s not at all easy to get to this point. It’s also likely that you’ve gone almost 365 days without good sleep and are exhausted by your baby’s demands. So, if you are considering weaning or want to start now, this post is for you. When you ask yourself the…

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How long will I have breast milk?

How long will I have breast milk?

Many breastfeeding mothers are afraid that they are running out of milk. After ending their lactation journey they wonder: how long will I have breast milk? But the surprise comes when breast milk is still produced months or even years after stopping breastfeeding. The mammary gland is created to ensure the nutrition of the baby, and the body does not allow for stopping breast milk production suddenly unless a particular medication is taken or if the mother suffers from severe…

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Weaning without help: tips for when you are on your own

Weaning without help: tips for when you are on your own

How can you wean and stop breastfeeding without anyone’s help? When talking about weaning, we always recommend two things: first, get informed on the process, and second, try to get some help and company to carry it out. Weaning is part of the breastfeeding journey, and just as with the beginning of this journey, you will need similar ingredients at the end. But what happens if one of these ingredients fails? What happens if you face weaning without help? Whatever…

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Weaning patterns in humans

Weaning patterns in humans

In the context of mammals, humans are part of a group known as primates, and we follow the fundamental pattern of this category in terms of breastfeeding and weaning. Weaning is the process through which any mother and infant will transition, and its physiology must also be known. This pattern has developed over more than 65 million years of natural evolution to ensure an optimal survival rate for the primate offspring. It is presumed that this fundamental pattern has an…

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How does breastmilk dry up?

How does breastmilk dry up?

“My child is 3 years old. I stopped breastfeeding 2 years ago, and today I found out that I still have milk. I want to get pregnant again soon, and I’m worried there will be a problem breastfeeding my next child.” Some people say that breastmilk dries up if you have a big scare, if you are stressed, or if you stop breastfeeding. But one day, months or even years after you stop breastfeeding, you squeeze your nipple and might…

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Weaning and stop co-sleeping: what to do first?

Weaning and stop co-sleeping: what to do first?

If you want to stop breastfeeding at night, you might wonder if by doing so, you will also end co-sleeping at the same time. Every family is different, and both can happen: some families want to wean and stop breastfeeding during the night but don’t want to stop co-sleeping with their children, and some want their children to sleep in their own room as well. Is it possible to wean at night and continue to breastfeed? And if I want…

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From table to breast

From table to breast

We are born with a biological tendency to prefer sweet food and to avoid those that give us a bitter taste. Certain scientific hypotheses propose that this is purely for survival, so we prefer more energy-dense food. But nowadays, basing our diet on this “survival instinct,” with the type of food we have at hand today, is not very appropriate. The taste of food in mother’s milk More and more studies suggest that even before the birth of a child,…

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What happens if you have to be away from your baby for a few days?

What happens if you have to be away from your baby for a few days?

There are several reasons why you may have to be away from your baby for a few days. These may be desired or undesired reasons, but if you are breastfeeding, you will probably have questions about what will happen with you, with the baby, and with breastfeeding. We get asked this topic often, so we have gathered the most frequently asked questions and answers in this article. How will my baby be doing when I’m gone? Knowing what will happen…

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Breastfeeding aversion and agitation

Breastfeeding aversion and agitation

Many publications, such as Caroline Criado Perez’s book “Invisible Women” confirm a gender bias in medicine*. In this case, the bias is profound because there is no scientific evidence related to breastfeeding agitation and aversion. Clearly, no one cares to thoroughly investigate why mothers start to feel rejection towards their babies when breastfeeding. The reasons for the rise of these feelings have not yet been understood, so we can only guess at the possible causes of this unpleasant situation. We…

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Night weaning with the father/partner method

Night weaning with the father/partner method

When your baby is over one year old, and you consider weaning during the night, one often suggested option you can try is the partner method. Sometimes it is also referred to as the father method. This mostly means that your partner cares for the baby during the night feeds. And you might think that that’s all there is to it. But there’s a lot more to say about it and many things you both should know to prepare for…

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