Reasons to Stop Breastfeeding
Mothers generally start to wean their babies from breast milk at some point during their first year. These are some common reasons for stopping breastfeeding:
- Wanting to get to back to work or school.
- The baby doesn’t seem satisfied by breast milk alone.
- Beginning a round of medication that can pass through the milk affect the baby.
- For some, breastfeeding can be very uncomfortable, or it irritates their bodies.
- The amount of milk being produced might not be enough for the baby. Supplementing with other foods can solve this problem.
- Difficulty latching onto the nipple can make it hard for a baby to get enough food from nursing alone.
- Sometimes a baby can lose interest in breastfeeding, leading the mother to stop and introduce other foods to the diet.
- Some mothers follow cultural norms and practices of society that dictate what age to stop breastfeeding.
- You might be trying to get pregnant again. Breastfeeding can be a natural contraceptive method.