If you’re weaning your baby from breastfeeding, consider these five tips that make weaning from breastfeeding easier.
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1. Organic No More Milk Tea from Earth Mama
This organic No More Milk Tea is made specifically with the weaning mama in mind.
With natural breastmilk-reducing ingredients like sage, parsley, and peppermint paired with yummy hibiscus flower, a cup of No More Milk Tea is a comforting way to get through an emotional and painful period.
2. Booby Tubes from Earth Mama
These gel-free breast packs are great to have around for the duration of your breastfeeding journey, but are especially helpful at the beginning and during weaning.
Made from organic cotton and filled with flax seed, Booby Tubes can be either heated or frozen to provide relief to sore or tender breasts. (For weaning, I definitely recommend freezing!)
3. Happy Drops from Calm-a-Mama
When you wean from breastfeeding, things can get stressful and emotional, thanks to your hormones kicking in.
Calm-a-Mama’s Organic Happy Drops are used and loved by weaning mamas. Thanks to the Hyssop, Lemon Balm, and Chamomile essences, these drops can help reduce stress and anxiety when it spikes.
4. Someone to Watch Your Little One (if applicable)
One of the hardest parts of weaning? When your little one clearly wants to nurse. Whether you’re weaning an infant or a super clingy toddler, it can be heartbreaking to watch.
If your partner or a friend or family member isn’t available to watch your kiddo, finding a sitter—even if it’s just for an hour or so—can be a complete sanity-saver.
Care.com and Urban Sitter are wonderful options for finding someone local to watch your child while you try to relax and work your way through weaning.
5. A Treat for Yourself
No matter the time or reason for your weaning, a little something to lift your spirits is well-deserved.
Whether you’re into having a good piece of chocolate, a nice glass of wine, a new bath product, or a piece of jewelry—go for it! Treat yourself to whatever sounds good.
Pregnancy is hard. Breastfeeding is hard. Weaning from breastfeeding is really hard. If ever there were a time in life to splurge a little on yourself, this is it.