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My 10 month old still nurses several times a day.....

He would rather have it than any thing else. He is a comfort nurser and he nurses several times a day and he has to have it to go to sleep. Is this normal? Am I souppose to wean him in two months when he is a year old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:33 PM on Feb. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You don't need to wean him at a year if you don't want to. World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding until at least 2 years of age. It is normal and healthy for your LO to still want to nurse several times a day.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:37 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • No, you don't have to wean him in 2 months, but maybe when he's wanting to nurse offer him something else in a sippy cup, or a small snack in his high chair. Get the routine down to a couple times a day and make the last nursing about an hour before bedtime so he will stop relating going to bed with it. GL

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:38 PM on Feb. 27, 2010

  • He's fine and normal.

    Answer by amileegirl at 12:02 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • You and your baby are very lucky! Enjoy this time.

    You may want to start introducing a sippy cup with water.

    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 5:53 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • It's fine. You don't have to wean him ever. You can let him wean you when he's ready, which is generally between 2 and 4 yrs. Or, you can continue to nurse and wean when YOU feel ready to. Before 12 mos, always nurse before solids. After 12 mos, you don't have to follow that rule anymore. You want to keep nursing on demand? Go ahead. You want to set specific nursing times after 12 mos? Fine too. Follow your gut.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:37 AM on Feb. 28, 2010

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