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How old should you stop breast feeding your baby?


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

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  • 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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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...

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

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

    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.

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