Do not stop breastfeeding from one day to the next! spread weaning over 3 to 4 weeks by progressively replacing a feed with a bottle.
Make up the first bottles with your breast milk
So that baby gently gets used to the bottle.
If baby refuses
don’t try to force them! Simply try again the following day. You can also try changing the teat or get someone else to give baby their bottle.
Opt for slightly warm milk
in the bottle so that it is more like breast milk.
Try and avoid giving them the bottle in the place where you would normally breastfeed.
You need to break the old routine to establish a new one!
During the first bottles
Hold baby tightly against you, talk to them softly and cuddle them to offset their frustration and ensure that they associate the bottle with a pleasurable moment.