Breastfeeding can be a beautiful time between a mother and her baby. Aside from giving them the essential nutrients they need to grow and develop, it allows mothers and babies to bond in a way that nothing else does. But, like all good things, breastfeeding must come to an end. Although weaning is dependent on both "parties" involved, there are a few ways your body is try to tell you it's time to wean that you may want to know.
Even if you plan to let your baby take the lead when it comes to weaning — the easiest route for most families — it makes sense to pay attention to your body's cues since your body is the one supplying the milk. These cues, used in conjunction with your baby's own signs it's time to wean, can be a powerful tool for weaning easily when the time is right.
Although weaning looks different for every family, taking it slowly is usually the simplest route. La Leche League International's (LLLI) motto for weaning is "gradually, and with love," and if taken into consideration along with the signs both you and your baby are sending, weaning can be just as beautiful as nursing.