Weaning a toddler can be done abruptly or gradually. The’ don’t offer”, “don’t refuse,” is the best method through which a toddler can control his/her weaning. Briefly, this method means that you should not offer to breastfeed the toddler and do not refuse to breastfeed whenever the child asks or shows the desire. This slow and gradual process requires the mother to show commitment and encourage the toddler to wean him/herself elatedly.
For weaning the toddler successfully, the following techniques are appropriate:
Make breasts less available for nursing by wearing less adapted nursing clothes. This will deny the toddler a chance to breastfeed due to lack of easy access.
Shorten breastfeeding time gradually until it is completely stopped. Give the child a minute or two and distract him/her from stopping breastfeeding using appropriate incentives.
Weaning a toddler is a gradual process that takes considerable time. Use the above tips to wean your child successfully.