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How old should you stop breast feeding your baby?

 
MzGeorgiaPeach

Asked by MzGeorgiaPeach at 1:36 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (20)
  • You will know when it's time to stop breastfeeding your child. No one knows your child like you do, and your maturnal instinct will kick in.
    GenieBean

    Answer by GenieBean at 2:03 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • it is a personal choice, I BF for 18 mos
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 1:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • That is only something you can decide. For me it is when my child is ready to wean.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 1:38 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Sorry I misread your question.

    Stop when you feel that you and baby are ready.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 1:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It's recommended to exclusively breast feed for at least the first 6 mos, then continue to nurse until at least 12 months, and then for however long it is mutually desired after that.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:43 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Do you want to wean or go cold turkey?

    To wean you drop one feeding at a time for a week and then another, or you can just stop altogether and you will be in a lot of pain for a few days and baby may be miserable. Do what you feel is right.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 1:38 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I did so at about 6 months for several reasons. Several family members and friends I know have started weaning at 1 year. A lot of drs recommend 2 years. It's really a personal decision and varies greatly from person to person.
    Kword

    Answer by Kword at 1:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • for me personally...2, anyone else, it is there decision...I think it should stop by 4 though...
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 1:41 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I let my child stop on their own after age 2.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:42 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I wasnt able to breastfeed but I wanted to...I had planned on stopping and starting to wean around the time he started to developing teeth.
    erinwhitt

    Answer by erinwhitt at 1:43 PM on Sep. 9, 2010