Skip to main content

My toddler always breastfeeds to sleep, how can I stop this?

It can be difficult to break the habit of breastfeeding to sleep, but here are a few strategies that may help:

Gradually decrease the time spent breastfeeding during naps and bedtime by a few minutes each day.

Try offering a pacifier or a comforting stuffed animal as a replacement for the breast.

Establish a bedtime routine that doesn’t involve breastfeeding, such as reading a story or singing a lullaby.

Create a comfortable and cozy sleep environment that will help your child to fall asleep without needing to breastfeed.

Be consistent and patient, it may take some time for your child to adjust to the new routine.

It’s also important to remember that every child is different and what works for one child may not work for another. If you’re still having difficulty, consider talking to your pediatrician or a lactation consultant for additional support and guidance.