Often stress gets blamed for lowering milk supply and causing baby to wean earlier than intended. It has been shown that it isn’t actually the stress that does it, but the situation the parent and baby find themselves in.
Holiday season, family gatherings, or family emergencies are all times where accidental weaning can easily happen.
- Eager relatives who want to hold and feed the baby
- Pressure to entertain friends and family
- Travelling to visit relatives can all interfere with the breastfeeding relationship.