Karabo Mokoena
Content producer
2 minute read
13 Jan 2020
2:25 pm

WATCH: How Takkies successfully weaned her toddler off breastfeeding

Karabo Mokoena

Like a lot of moms, she was over the cuteness of breastfeeding.

Nkateko 'Takkies' Dinwiddy with daughter Sana. Picture; YouTube screenshot

Breastfeeding is one of the most special expressions of love any mother can express to their child. Until it isn’t.

At some point, there is absolutely nothing cute about your nipples being pulled with teeth. There isn’t anything cute about your boob being involuntarily pulled out from your shirt in public by a demanding little human.

“I’m done. Finish.”

This is the opening remark of choreographer Takkies’ breastfeeding video that she recently shared on her Youtube channel.

Takkies stopped her breastfeeding journey when her child, Sana, was 22 months old. She wanted to wean her off when she was two years old. But, as she said: she was finished!

The process was quite a seamless one for her. It took her two days to wean her off. She used ways like the good old distraction tactic and spending more time with daddy, who doesn’t have boobs, so Sana couldn’t ask him.

She also shares some tips that some of her followers shared with her:

  • Frozen cabbage
  • Chilli
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Aloe vera
  • Leaving the baby with the grandparents for a few days

Watch the full video here:


Karabo Parenty Post BioKarabo Motsiri is a first-time mom, over-sharer, lover of life, chronic napper and married to her best friend. She loves a good party because the dance floor is her happy place. She enjoys good food, good conversations, laughs a little too hard, and cries during every episode of Grey’s Anatomy. She started her blogging journey because she wanted to share all the ups and downs of being a young modern mama in South Africa. Her blog Black Mom Chronicles has been featured on Ayana Magazine & SA Mom Blog. She has enjoyed airtime on Power FM and frequently writes for the parenting section of Saturday Citizen. She also works with MamaMagic on their Product Awards, Milestones Magazine, Heart to Heart blog, and the Baby Expo, which is South Africa’s biggest parenting expo.