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When should I stop breastfeeding?

My baby is almost nine months old, and has been breastfed this whole time... and I love it! I had plans to stop when she turned a year old, but the closer it gets the longer I think about doing it... What should I do??

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Asked by Skybaby929 at 12:46 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • The World Health Organization, operating without the influences of the dairy, formula and porn industries (unlike American doctors) recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of 24 months.

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • when you feel like it its a personal decision :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Whenever you both feel ready.

    Answer by KATEISME at 12:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Well, it's fine to breadfeed her as long as you like. From my experiences, I would suggest you to do it slowly so you and DD won't feel the change is too much. I breatfed all of my three kids and all last to 12 months to 15 months. I slowly to transit them from breat to cup after they depended on solid food not breatmilk. The last couple months mostly I only breastfed them twice a day before afternoon nap and before bed at night. I think you should just do what you feel comfortable between you and DD and since you're not pregnant or hurry to be, you surely may take your time to stop.

    Answer by ocsosomom at 12:55 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Sometime before they start school.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • The baby will tell you. My first two were REALLY clear about it.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Whenever you decide to stop breastfeeding is when you should stop...

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 1:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Whenever you want! No need to rush it!

    Answer by MotherofIreland at 10:35 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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