Feb 19, 2019 · Breast-feeding is recommended as long as you and your baby wish to continue. When to start weaning your child is a personal decision. It's often easiest to begin weaning when your baby starts the process. Changes in breast-feeding patterns leading to eventual weaning often begin naturally at age 6 months, when solid foods are typically introduced.
She recommends integrating a few bottles of breast milk into your feeding schedule early on, at about 6 weeks, so that your baby will be comfortable with both ways of feeding. But if your thirsty Author: Nicole Caccavo Kear.
Depending on his age, follow the feeding with a healthy snack, such as unsweetened applesauce or a cup of milk or formula. (Some babies younger than 6 months may not be ready for solids.) Solid food is complementary to breast milk until your baby is a year old. Bedtime feedings may be harder to shorten because they're usually the last to go.
You also need to be aware than nursing for days or weeks (or even one feeding at the breast) still offers important benefits to your baby. Nursing should never be an endurance contest. If you do decide that early weaning is right for you and your baby, here are some Author: Anne Smith, IBCLC.