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How to stop breast feeding? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Oct-2014
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Doctor:Hi
User:Hello sir
User:I have a query
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:i have 1.9 year old baby girl whom i am feeding breast milk and wanted to stop doing it
Doctor:Ok
User:please advise how to stop
Doctor:How many times are you feeding her?
User:thrice or four times daily
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Usually what time of the day?
User:bcoz of it she is not having food properly
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:What time of the day you usually feed her?
User:no fixed timings, wenever she feels hungry since morning till night, also during night time she wakes up for milk
User:twice
Doctor:OK
Doctor:The best way to wean her off breast milk would be to replace it with a bottle milk.
Doctor:so keep a bottle ready with you whenever she is hungry and asks for feed give her to bottle milk.
User:nope, she drinks normal XXXXXXX milk 2 small glasses twice daily and she will not like bottled milk
Doctor:Ok.
User:especially when she is sleepy also she prefers drinking milk
Doctor:add up some flavours she likes that would be chocolate milk or horlicks.
User:i tired applying neem leaves as it will be bitter, but did not work
Doctor:Ok
User:i heard that there will be some lotion kind whihc i can apply
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Do you mean a lotion to stop secreting milk?
User:milk is gradually stopping for me as i left her in my moms place without feeding
Doctor:OK
User:i meant lotion to be applied so that she wont drink bcoz of that
User:should i contact paediatrician and ask for suggestion sir
Doctor:I do not have any idea regarding the lotion to be used for her to stop liking breast feed.
Doctor:You can follow these suggestions which might help in avoiding.
Doctor:In the night before going to bed feed her well.
Doctor:This will avoid her getting up in the night and asking for feed.
Doctor:whenever she asks for feed, avoid it for time being and distract her attention in other things so that she forgets about this.
Doctor:Try to reward her whenever she drinks bottle milk or cows milk.
User:ok
Doctor:this will get her to like bottle milk and she wont ask for feed.
Doctor:As you have already applied neem paste, i feel that the lotion wont help.
User:Yes sir, Sure i will try out these suggestions
Doctor:but still you can go ahead and post a query to a pediatrician from your dashboard.
User:sure, thanks a lot for your time
Doctor:I am sure they will help you.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:nope as of now
User:thanks again
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:bye
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