Keep breastmilk/breastfeeding as the main source of nutrition until AT LEAST age 1. THEN, the best way to wean is to drop one feeding per week, do it gradually and with love. You could also look in to nursing for longer, if you wish, as there are many benefits to continuing to breastfeed for longer. However, if weaning around age 1 is the route you use to take (or whenever you decide to wean) it should always be a slow and gradual process, so that you recognize the baby's need and desire for nursing.
at 9:50 PM on Oct. 25, 2009