How to wean a child from night feedings
Child Development / / April 03, 2016
wean the child from night feedings
How to wean a child from night feedings - an issue sure to be asked young mothers.Every mother wants to sleep at night and relax, but on waking from making sounds and crying, disturbed sleep.More often than not consider it necessary to wean the child from night feeding through a large period of time when the baby will be a year.And what experts think is right?
First of all you need to find the reasons why the baby wakes up at night.The very first reason - is uncomfortable.Chest - an excellent means of solace and relief, if something hurts or uncomfortable to sleep.Therefore, night feeds are relevant to the period of teething, the baby at the time of illness.
second reason - really hungry.The feeling in the tummy is so unfortunate that he has to wake up and call my mother.Milk digested fairly quickly, and the child can eat again after 3-4 hours.
third reason - it lacks the tactile contact with his mother.The world is such an interesting, all must be investigated, check!And I sit at my mother on the handles once.A need for a contact in the crumbs to eat.Plus, if the mother is practicing separate sleeping, fold all the prerequisites for night feedings.Though so, but to be a mother in her arms.
fourth reason - excitement, vivid emotions.After visiting guests, holiday, children can not always easy to sleep.And in order to calm them down, you need my mother's breasts.
So you agree: to wean the child from night feedings in the near future.What do I need to do?Find the cause and eliminate it.
- At a time when the baby is just beginning to wake up (tosses starts smack one's lips, moving his arms and legs), put a hand on his back or tummy.Gently pat it in order to make it clear: my mother next.
- Let Dad take your hands and shake the child.From the Pope's milk does not smell, so the crumb can not ask for a breast.
- Change the conditions of stay: child change their clothes, perestelite bed, cover or open.
- let him lure later than usual, or increase the dose.If dinner at 18 o'clock, 20 o'clock on the move to take longer to digest food.
- Replenish the need for tactile contact during the day to night, the baby fast asleep.
When to wean the child from the night feeding is best?Given that night produces prolactin, which is responsible for the copious milk, it is not necessary to cut or remove the night-feeding up to six months.After about a year it is already possible to apply more drastic measures - to teach to separate crib, offer water instead of the chest.If the child wakes up and get the chest, falling asleep immediately, without starting to eat, so he is not hungry.Therefore, it is necessary to break the stereotype and give dad toddler.
fact, many mothers say that, leaving the child for a few days with my dad and went on a business trip, it is much easier to wean from feedings at night.Scarce quickly get used to the changes and adapts to them.