Chelsea - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
I have decided to amend our community guidelines. Recently there has been a lot of talk about weaning infants onto formula. For this reason I am setting in place:
This group does not encourage or support weaning an infant under 12 months of age for any nonmedical reason.
If anyone would like to know why this is being put into effect I would urge you to read the WHO guidelines (recommends a minimum of 2 years of breastfeeding), the AAP guidelines or any La Leche League information. I would also like to state that this is not up for debate because simply put weaning a child onto formula for nonmedical reasons is not healthy for either the child or mother.