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When should i stop breastfeeding ?? ... what are the signs.?

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CedesM

Asked by CedesM at 10:01 AM on Jun. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Okay, sorry i looked at your profile. YOu have a 3 month old boy. Weaning naturally happens, it isn't something you need to do.

    You are in a growth spurt. Babies must eat often and frequently because their stomachs are small and they are growing so fast. In addition the suckling increases your milk supply. This is NORMAL. Growth spurts happen a lot. 3 days, 6-9 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months...etc etc. etc. It does get better after 3-4 months as you wil have adapted and there is more time between major growth spurts. But there is also teething and major milestones to consider too.

    Weaning should definitely not occur before age 1 because babies still need what is in breastmilk for rapid brain and body growth, however the minimum recommendation by WHO is 2 years and as long as mutually desired.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:13 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • what do you mean? Is she teething and you are getting nipped? Is she in a growth spurt and nursing a lot? How old is she?
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 10:03 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Good call amileegirl. I couldn't have stated it better myself

    Most moms think that they aren't producing enough because baby still acts hungry. Then they learn that it's a growth spurt and baby is triggering mom to produce more milk by nursing more often. Hang in there momma. Each spurt only takes about 1-2 weeks to get thru.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:22 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • You should continue breastfeeding till at least 12 months.

    Join the breastfeeding moms group on here. They are a great group of woman with LOTS of advice and helpful tips. Hope to see you there :)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • 1 year is recommended, but breastfeed for as long as you WANT to. If you want to wean now, then just start introducing a bottle slowly. Drop one nursing, in favor of a botlle, at a time, drop one every week-2 weeks or longer if you want to take it slower.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:12 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • My daughter self-weaned at 23 months. She had been tapering off, and announced that mommymilk was for babies and she didn't like it anymore.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:58 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

  • Hang in there, you are hitting the 3 month growth spurt. The first 3 months are the hardest, so don't quit now! Just keep nursing on demand, watch your baby not the clock. All of the health organizations say a MINIMUM of 1-2 years.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:24 PM on Jun. 22, 2010

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