At what age should mothers start bottling their breast milk, cease direct breast feeding, and begin the process of weaning?
- LLv 42 months ago
NEVER bottle breastmilk - just nurse the baby! A baby will wean when he or she is ready, however, he or she MUST be weaned by 1-year of age.
- Common SenseLv 72 months ago
There is no need to bottle breast milk for the purpose of weaning. You can still nurse, ween and use formula, all at the same time.
As far as age is concern in regard to weaning from breast milk, I really think you ought to ask your baby's pediatrician that question.
Your baby's health is far too important to be relying on strangers typing behind the keyboard for such crucial advice.
- GBLv 52 months ago
There is no need to do this, unless the mother feels uncomfortable about nursing past a certain age or stage, but feels the baby 'should' still be having human milk. For example say that it's recommended that the child is breastfed for a year, but the mom worries 'What if Baby starts pulling at my top in public?' Or 'what if I have trouble weaning them off the breast?
- Pat WoodenLv 72 months ago
My pediatrician recommended we start weaning at one year of age.
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- Ranchmom1Lv 72 months ago
Whenever she wants to, if she wants to.
- edwardLv 72 months ago
My kid was a lazy baby...my wife did that at 4 months when he’s sleeping well
- LizBLv 72 months ago
Presuming breastfeeding goes well, a nursing mother doesn't ever have to pump or give bottles if she doesn't want or need to. Most children will self-wean by 2-3 years old, but if either mom or baby/toddler decide to wean earlier or later, that's fine, too. It's a very individual decision, there is no "should."
- Anonymous2 months ago
When the kid leaves for college.