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At what age did you wean your child from breastfeeding?

Was it hard to do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:48 PM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 14mths and it wasnt hard at all, i gave him sippy cups and he loved it.
    proudmomma777

    Answer by proudmomma777 at 5:49 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I didn't. My son was 10 months and was not interested any more. So I had to pump and bottle feed him for another 7 months.
    RutterMama

    Answer by RutterMama at 5:49 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • 10 1/2 months. It wasnt hard. She took to the sippy cup right away. The only hard part was the pain of engorgement, which lasted about 2 or 3 days. I took motrin for that.
    serioussifL

    Answer by serioussifL at 5:50 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • This is one of my last posts since I've decided to abandon ship-
    I can tell you that my brother was almost 5 when he stopped because he kept getting sick and couldn't keep anything else down. They figure he would have died without the breast milk. He's now a healthy 6 foot 5 football player.

    LadyAronna

    Answer by LadyAronna at 5:51 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • that's awesome, ladyaronna! michael jordon was breastfed until 3.
    threeeunder3

    Answer by threeeunder3 at 5:52 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I didn't wean them. They wean themselves.
    DD1 weaned just after she turned 2 years old (a month or two after).
    DD2 is 15 months and still going strong. She'll wean when she's ready to.
    Liyoness

    Answer by Liyoness at 5:53 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • first was 7, second was 5, 3rd was 2, and i don't know about this one
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I say let them do it til they stop....they won't go too far anyway.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:56 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • 16months and it wasnt hard at all like veery one kept saying it would be. i think 7 yrs is to old even 5
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 6:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • My son is 8 months and still EBF, at this point I know I want to go 2 years. But beyond that I'm not sure. I would love to let him self wean, but I imagine after 2 years I'll be ready to have my body back, but maybe not.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Jan. 25, 2010

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