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Is it possible for a 9 montho ld to gradually self wean themselves when teething?

Today my daughter has ate on and off all day for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

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Asked by bluerose26 at 8:52 PM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, it is very possible. My oldest daughter self-weaned at 7 months. Now, she was not teething at the time. She just ate less and less, and then one night she just refused to breastfeed. I tried a couple of more nights, but she never did want to go back. After that she had a bottle instead, and was very happy with that.

    Answer by LilyandEmmasMom at 8:59 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • No, A baby will not starve itself. It's called a nursing strike. Babies need breast milk, just keep offering the breast and do not let her fill up on solids and don't give bottles.


    Answer by Cassieniccole at 9:58 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • No. Babies do not self wean. Toddlers & small children self wean. When babies are teething sucking may cause more discomfort than they are already in. She may seem like she's hardly eating for a while, just cut out the solids so she gets as much breast milk as possible. When that tooth pops through & she hits her next growth spurt, she'll be back on the boob like she is a newborn again!  Rest assured, she is not self weaning.


    Answer by carlye828 at 11:01 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

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