Weaning From Breastfeeding: 5 Things to Make It Easier


Breastfeeding is a crazy journey that, at some point, must come to an end.

Weaning from breastfeeding can be incredibly challenging and painful—both physically and emotionally.

These must-haves will help all weaning mamas make a smooth transition from nursing with as little pain and stress and possible.

 

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5 Things That Make Weaning from Breastfeeding Easier

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1. Organic No More Milk Tea from Earth Mama

This organic No More Milk tea is made specifically with the weaning mama in mind.

With natural breastmilk-reducing ingredients like sage, parsley, and peppermint paired with yummy hibiscus flower, a cup of No More Milk Tea is a comforting way to get through an emotional and painful period.

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2. Booby Tubes from Earth Mama

These gel-free breast packs are great to have around for the duration of your breastfeeding journey, but are especially helpful at the beginning and during weaning.

Made from organic cotton and filled with flax seed, Booby Tubes can be either heated or frozen to provide relief to sore or tender breasts. (For weaning, I definitely recommend freezing!)

 

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3. Happy Drops from Calm-a-Mama

When you wean from breastfeeding, things can get stressful and emotional, thanks to your hormones kicking in.

Calm-a-Mama’s Organic Happy Drops are used and loved by weaning mamas. Thanks to the Hyssop, Lemon Balm, and Chamomile essences, these drops can help reduce stress and anxiety when it spikes. 

 

4. Someone to Watch Your Little One (if applicable)

One of the hardest parts of weaning? When your little one clearly wants to nurse. Whether you’re weaning an infant or a super clingy toddler, it can be heartbreaking to watch.

If your partner or a friend or family member isn’t available to watch your kiddo, finding a sitter—even if it’s just for an hour or so—can be a complete sanity-saver.

Care.com and Urban Sitter are wonderful options for finding someone local to watch your child while you try to relax and work your way through weaning.

5. A Treat for Yourself

 

No matter the time or reason for your weaning, a little something to lift your spirits is well-deserved.

Whether you’re into having a good piece of chocolate, a nice glass of wine, a new bath product, or a piece of jewelry—go for it! Treat yourself to whatever sounds good. Pregnancy is hard. Breastfeeding is hard. Weaning from breastfeeding is really hard. If ever there were a time in life to splurge a little on yourself, this is it. 

Some of my favorite mama treats are listed below in case you need some inspiration. 🙂

 

Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Cashews

Señorita Margarita Bubble Bath from Philosphy

Matcha Frappe & Latte Mix from Mighty Tea Leaf

 

Grocery and Meal Service from Hello Fresh

 

Good Vibes Socks from Life is Good

 

 

 


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August 18, 2017
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4 Comments

  • Reply June

    Great recommendations! I weaned my first three at age one. My fourth is currently still nursing…and he’s 19 months. He loves nursing and asks constantly. I homeschool and am home all the time which doesn’t help probably. I definitely need to reach out for help for childcare. It is heart-wrenching saying no ALL THE TIME. My other recommendation to moms would be advice I read somewhere else – Determine whether you want to do it and are ready. If you waffle back and forth (as I am currently doing), you won’t be able to do it successfully. You need to decide and make a plan, then execute. Then get everything suggested above…and maybe a drink. 🙂 Best of luck to all you weaning moms!

    August 21, 2017 at 3:23 am
  • Reply Bethany

    Oh, man. This has been on my mind lately. Thinking about weaning my 20-month-old. I love your suggestions! Great post.

    August 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Gavriel

    Another suggestion is to get a bottle with a faster flowing nipple. Two of my friends had babies that stopped nursing because they preferred the flow of the bottle to the nipple (one phrased it she “got fired” and I’ve used that term ever since)

    August 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm
    • Reply Kaity

      That’s brilliant! I may have to use that tip for my youngest who is a COMPLETE mama’s girl and will not give up the breastfeeding. 🙂

      August 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

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