The best way to stop your kitten from suckling is to gently redirect their behavior. When they begin to suckle, move them away from your skin to stop the behavior. Alternately, you can walk away to show that you are not interested in that behavior. It is important to be consistent and gentle. You can also try to replace the suckling behavior with petting or play, as these will provide the emotional satisfaction that your kitten is possibly looking for when he tries to suckle.
It may take days or weeks or months before your kitten or cat stops suckling, but be patient and stick to gentle redirection!
Please comment if you have any other suggestions!
Jennifer Kean is a writer and pet-lover who owns two rescue kittens (lifetime cat owner too!) and has a 40 gallon fish tank!