“Mothers can expect to feel a variety of emotions, from sadness and grief to relief and happiness,” says Pritchett. “Every woman is different, and there is no right or wrong way to feel about breastfeeding and weaning.”
As for physical changes, a mother’s breast will have some fullness when weaning, but the slower she goes, the less pain she will have.
“Some changes are to be expected, but there’s nothing special you have to do to stop breastfeeding,” says Pritchett. “However, if you’re having trouble with the transition, a board-certified lactation consultant can help with the process.”