The process of releasing breastmilk from your little one or better known as weaning is a process when the child stops breastfeeding and switches to cow’s milk or solid foods. However, this does not mean that the weaning process will not be troublesome for mothers, because usually there are many obstacles that mothers will face when weaning their babies. Of the many obstacles that may be faced.
Here are the problems you will often encounter during the weaning process in the first phase.
1. The Stubborn Child
The behavior of a child who is ‘persistent’ or stubborn in wanting to breastfeed is the problem most parents face when weaning. The baby will continue to cry asking for breast milk and refuse to be given other drinks, even though the mother has tried various methods with various seductions, then it is certain that the baby will be more stubborn and want breast milk as a drink. In this phase, maybe it will be the toughest phase and the mother will feel uncomfortable with the baby, but you should divert as much as possible so that the baby does not want breast milk constantly, if you succeed in distracting the baby every time he wants breast milk , then gradually they will get used to not breastfeeding and start receiving other foods or drinks that are appropriate for their age.
2. Children who have difficulty eating
When weaning, the mother will start adding new foods with more varied foods or providing milk with beautiful packaging so that the fruit wants to eat it. New flavors and types of food will ultimately make your baby more likely to be picky about food, so that maybe the extra effort will be needed by the mother here. For example, the difficulty in providing one type of food to the baby or the baby who whines by asking for many requests.
3. Children with Stomach Pain
When the baby is in the weaning process, some new food that the mother gives to your little one may cause digestive problems for him. Complementary foods breastfeeding has been given since the baby is more than 6 months old, but with the increasing variety of foods that you introduce to your baby, when the baby gets older it can cause the baby to experience stomach ache. This condition occurs because it is triggered by the baby who immediately eats a lot of heavy food and makes the digestive system shocked.
4. The Fussy Child
Children who are in the weaning process may experience several problems such as fussiness. So don’t be surprised if you experience things where your baby will become fussy without any reason. Because the fuss that the baby raises during the weaning period is a form of disapproval from the baby that he tries to show to the mother. However, mothers must remain patient with the baby.