Tips on how to wean
First of all, start gradually and don’t rush the process. This will prevent engorgement and mastitis as your breasts will have enough time to get used to smaller levels of consumption and it will also help your child get used to nursing less, gradually.
You can start the process by skipping a feeding and offering your child a bottle instead of breast. Leave it at this for a few weeks, then try skipping another feeding once your child has adjusted. Another method is to start shortening the time your child nurses by offering them some solid foods after feeding. Then try offering them food prior to nursing, so that their appetite for breast milk is reduced. You could also start postponing feedings for 10 or 15 minutes at the time (this is particularly efficient for evening feedings, or when you’re only nursing a couple of times a day).
If you are having trouble skipping the bedtime feeding, have your partner put your child to bed, while you’re in the other room or out seeing your friends. Your child may cope better if you are not around.