As with any aspect of parenting, weaning your bay from breast to bottle comes with a bit of controversy. Whether you wean early or choose to breastfeed into toddlerhood, feed your baby organic, homemade food or something store-bought, moms continually question their decisions, and wonder if what they're doing is really best for their baby. With so many tips and tricks out there for weaning your baby, it's normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. That's why most new moms need to be reminded of the things they're doing absolutely right while weaning, instead of being questioned or worse, questioning themselves.
I remember feeling equal amounts of excitement and anxiety when I began weaning my daughter. Am I a bad mom for being ready to be done nursing? Will she even like solid food? What if she chokes? Should I do rice cereal or whole foods? Am I ready? It can be easy to put weaning off for fear that your baby won't do well or because you don't want your breastfeeding journey to end.
Although everyone eventually figures it out, having a friendly reminder that, "hey, you're doing so many things right," can be encouraging whether you're just beginning to wean or are at the end of the process.