When should you stop breast-feeding? That’s up to you and your baby. If you are both enjoying the experience, carry on!
If you are going back to work and you are both enjoying breast-feeding, think about continuing to feed your baby in the morning and evening.
Whatever the reason is that you are planning to stop breast-feeding, how you go about it depends a lot on the age of your baby. Call your health department or someone who you know has experience.
Introducing a Bottle
Some mothers are anxious to give a bottle in the first few weeks so that their babies get used to it. Others wait until they wean. Still others wean to a cup because the baby is older.
It is a good idea to wait until your baby is breast-feeding really well, before you introduce a bottle; otherwise it might be confusing to your baby.
Breastfeeding: Getting Breastfeeding Right for You. Renfrew, Fisher, and Armes (In most book stores).
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. La Leche League, International.
Breast Feeding Support
- Public Health nurses
- La Leche League
- Lactation Consultant Association
- Community Health Centres
- Breastfeeding Clinics
There are many videos about breast-feeding. Ask at your public health department or library. BCCE