Advisory against Quitting Cold Turkey
If you are breastfeeding, quitting cold turkey is probably the worst thing you can do for both you and your baby.
The cold turkey method can be very traumatic for little ones. It can also cause a lot of pain for mothers as breast engorgement occurs quite regularly. You are also at risk for plugged ducts that can lead to infection.
There are a few cases where sudden weaning may be necessary. You may be starting a new medication that is not compatible with breastfeeding. Pregnancy, illness, hospitalization, and surgery can also be cases that call for sudden weaning.