Is it too early to stop breast feeding my 10month old baby?

Aishatu - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am still breast feeding my baby even though he is eating everthing now but can be abit fussy eater.I feel like there is nothing he is getting from breast feeding at this stage.Do you agree???

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Heather - posted on 02/17/2010

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I have breastfeed all my kids tell they were a year. He is still getting something from you with still doing it. It is your choice and the two for you will know when it is right to stop. The longer you breast feed the better it is for him. My sister has 5 kids and breast feed them for a year with no problems of weaning. It is your choice and he still is getting good stuff from you that whole milk or forumla won't give him

My youngest is 10 months and I am still feeding her and plan too until she is a year.

Lizzy - posted on 02/17/2010

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Stop breastfeeding when you feel it's the right time. You and your baby will know. My friend breast fed her daughter until she was a year, and she had no problem weaning, and she thought she'd have a problem.

ALEXIA - posted on 02/16/2010

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i actually think its a better idea to stop breast feeding now then wait until a year. i know the longer you wait the harder to wean..but the nutrients are good so u may want to either keep doing it a little or pump or give formula. hope this helps.

Tessa - posted on 02/16/2010

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At my daughter's 9 month checkup, our pediatrician told us that we could start her on whole milk at any time. I am still breastfeeding, but she only wants to nurse before bed, after waking up in the morning, and after naps. I wanted to breastfeed a year, but I don't think that is going to happen since she has started to wean herself.

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Vanessa - posted on 10/23/2011

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".I feel like there is nothing he is getting from breast feeding at this stage." Actually because breastmilk changes day to day to meet your growing child's needs, he is getting exactly what he needs from breastfeeding no matter what stage he is in!



(i realize this is an OLD post, but it popped up, and i thought i'd respond in case someone comes along with the same question and reads the post...)

Harmony - posted on 10/17/2011

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keep breastfeeding... your child will soo benifit from you doing it i only istoped cause my body would produce anymore cause I was having to pump mostly. my child gets sick less and his ammunitys are freaking awesome. comapring my child to his cousin who is sick regulary and she was a formula fed baby and still at the age 6 gets sick too often.

Erica - posted on 09/30/2011

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WHO recommends breastfeeding (along with solids) until 2 years of age: http://www.who.int/nutrition/topics/excl...

Also the MANY benefits of extended BF are listed on kellymom: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/bfextended/eb...

That said. My DS is just turned 10 months and since I've struggled with low supply and many other hardships (including a failure to thrive case for DS) we plan to breastfeed as long as he wants his "Momma Milkies". But to each their own. You and your Babe will know when the time is right. Trust your Mommy instincts. :)

Sune - posted on 02/16/2010

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Hi Aishatu



No it's not. My baby left the breast on 3 weeks and he is a very healthy and happy baby.



Good luck!

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