Tips And Tricks For Weaning

Breastfeeding marks the beginning of a special phase between mother and child. Many women find it difficult to do without this special closeness to their child during breastfeeding and want to continue breastfeeding as long as possible. Others find weaning liberating and would rather start today than tomorrow.

There is no right duration for breastfeeding. Experts recommend a duration of 6 months to 2 years. If your child is under 6 months old, you can add a suitable bottle feed, but be careful not to rush things. For older children, the appropriate porridge is fed first.

For example, you can replace one breastfeeding meal with a bottle or porridge meal every 2 days, observing how the child tolerates the new food and getting your breast used to the smaller amounts at the same time. Another method is to shorten a breastfeeding meal once a day at first and only add small amounts of a bottle or formula feedings. Some babies quickly prefer the bottle because drinking is less strenuous, so you should always give the breast first. For all methods, take your time and don’t rush things. Many women also find it pleasant to breastfeed for a longer period of time, e.g. in the evening before going to sleep, in order to calm the child more quickly and to continue feeding during the day. Think about your child and yourself when you decide on your method of weaning and not about what others think is right.

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By the way, women returning to work do not necessarily have to wean. They are legally entitled to a 1-hour breastfeeding break per workday.

Weaning: What Is Required?

  • BPA-free baby drinking bottle.
  • BPA-free baby drinking bottle teat.
  • Baby food.
  • Vaporizer.

Weaning: This Is How It Is Done!

Getting ready: Buy baby bottles and accessories.
When buying baby bottles and nipples, look for the indication BPA-free or without bisphenol A, because this substance can be very harmful to the child. I recommend the good old glass bottle for babies under 6-8 months and the older ones should not drink from the bottle at all. For cleaning, a vaporizer is recommended to sterilize the bottles and nipples with hot steam.

Choosing The Right Time To Buy Baby Food

Experts recommend breastfeeding from 6 months to 2 years.
Pay attention to your feeling and the baby’s needs. If you feel that your child is not getting enough to eat, the child is getting too big, or you want to wean for other personal or professional reasons, you can start. As baby food, whether follow-on milk, porridge, or fresh ingredients, it is best to buy organic products!

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Start Weaning Step By Step

For example, you can replace one breastfeeding meal over the other day or shorten breastfeeding meals, observe how your child tolerates the new food, and slowly reduce the amount of milk. For older children, baby porridge can also be quickly prepared yourself from organic carrots and organic apples, for example.

Tips And Advice

  • Buy drinking bottles, nipples and pacifiers without bisphenol A.
  • Give preference to organic food.

The best products for you and your baby.

Baby monitor

With a baby monitor, you can use your time flexibly, sleep peacefully at night and still know at all times that your baby is doing well.

Nursing pillow

A good breastfeeding pillow has several advantages, because it helps you not only to breastfeed, but also to fall asleep and is also suitable as a nest.

Diaper bags

A diaper bag offers you a lot of storage space, so that you have everything you need for your baby on the go - from the changing pad to the bottle.

Pucksack

A pucksack gives your baby the feeling of security, like in the womb, and thus supports a peaceful and restful sleep.

Bicycle trailer

Bicycle trailers can be used in combination with a baby seat shortly after birth. They are not only safer than child seats but also more comfortable.

Playpen

A playpen can be very practical in everyday life! Which model is suitable for your needs, you can read in my guide.

Baby bed

The first bed accompanies your child for years. Fortunately, there are beds that grow with your child. I have made for you on the search for the best baby beds.

Stroller

A stroller is a worthwhile purchase. But there are the most diverse models on the market. Find out which is the right one.

Radiant heater

Radiant heaters provide your child with the necessary warmth when changing diapers or after bathing.

Extra bed

Side beds are very practical and offer both mother and baby a lot of advantages, because for babies, especially in the first months of life, it is reassuring to be able to sleep next to their parents.