When should moms start weaning from breastfeeding?

The truth is that the time will come when you will be ready to start weaning from breastfeeding, and sometimes it can be hard on you and baby to do so successfully. We have some helpful tips to make the weaning process a bit easier.

As far as what age you should start weaning, that is completely up to you, your partner, and your baby’s needs. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a lot of women will start the weaning process from breastfeeding anywhere from four months to seven months old.  

How to wean baby from breast

One of the biggest tips to keep in mind is to give your little one a lot of TLC during the process. More one on one time is key, as baby may feel a little separation anxiety. Also, make sure to steadily decrease baby's time from the breast. Gradually add on more feedings with bottles and/or solid foods. The process is not always easy, and if baby is putting a fight, it is okay to continue feeding and trying again another time.

Nursing is not an easy job for new mothers and it can come with stress, but know you are doing the best for your new family.  Whether you choose to exclusively breastfeed, use a breast pump daily, or just need a breast pump to help store extra milk, Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you every step of the way.

A breast pump can help!

We carry all major breast pump brands including Medela, Spectra, Ameda, Hygeia, Lansinoh, and Nuk.  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover a free double electric breast pump for lactating mothers. 

All you have to do is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form on our website and leave the rest to us. Your dedicated Breastpump Specialist will contact your insurance, check your benefits for breastfeeding support, and then follow up with your coverage information in just a couple of short days. For immediate assistance, we can be reached at (844) 867-9890. We look forward to assisting you!