alysmum
alysmum asks:
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my 2year and 9 months old boy doesnt want to stop breastfeeding , i need help to make him stop

In Topics: My child's growth and development
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Sep 4, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

You simply stop. It is your choice not his.  Offer alternatives to nursing eg a stuffed animal etc.. then hug him when he completes his cup-not bottle. Of course, he will protest; however, it will be short lived and he will come around. Be firm and make the point that feeding takes place at the table and or high chair, not in mom's lap.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
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