i am desperate to get my child off the breast.. the child refuses to have anything else. ive tried everything possible. my child is 20months. i feel like a jersy cow lol. is bromocriptine safe? i feel the only way to get the child off the breast is to dry up my milk supply.. will it harm my child in any way? he will be feeding when i am taking the course of bromocriptine.? what are the risks?
The WHO recommends nursing for at least 2 years..
Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. A baby who self-weans is usually well over a year old, is getting most of his nutrition from solids, is drinking well from a cup, and cuts down on nursing gradually. If children are truly allowed to self-wean in their own time, most will do so somewhere between the 2nd and 4th year. Obviously, some will wean before this time and some will wean after this time, too.
Breastfeeding is not an all-or-nothing process. You can always keep one or more feedings per day and eliminate the rest. Many moms will continue to nurse only at night and/or first thing in the morning for many months after baby has weaned from all other nursings. If you wish to begin feeding your baby formula in addition to breastmilk in the early months, your chances of success are greatly increased by exclusively breastfeeding for at least the first 3-4 weeks, then slowly weaning from some of the nursing sessions.
Do not stop abruptly side effects harm you and your baby
- Bromocriptine Information for Consumers
- Bromocriptine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bromocriptine (detailed)
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