I have an 11 month old baby girl who I have been trying to slowly wean from breast feeding! She has never had a bottle, she would never take it! I dont really know anyone who has breast fed for as long as I have or thats baby doesnt take a bottle at all! Does anyone have any advice thats been through this already?Answer Question
Answer by coder_chick at 11:27 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:30 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
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Answer by coder_chick at 11:54 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 1:55 AM on Jul. 25, 2010
Your baby still needs breastmilk to be the main source of nutrition until 12 mo for brain growth. There is no reason to introduce a bottle, its often recommended to stop bottles at 12 mo. You don't have to wean at 12 mo, the World Health Org recommends breastfeeding at least 2 years.
If your baby loves breastfeeding it may be hard to wean. It's normal for humans to wean at 2.5 years or older. Usually what works best is eliminating one feeding at a time. Toddlers don't need cow's milk, just make up for breastfeeding with more food.
Answer by Gailll at 6:39 AM on Jul. 25, 2010