Melissa - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
Melissa - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
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Kim - posted on 02/02/2010
I dont think anyone should tell you when to stop breastfeeding! Do it until you or your baby wants to stop. I bf my 2nd until he was 1 year. I would have gone longer but he was losing interest and started biting :( It is a special time you will never get back.
Steffi - posted on 01/26/2010
I believe it's probably about the time you'r supposed to switch them to cow's milk (goat's milk) or whatever type of milk you'r kids going to drink
which you'r supposed to start weening them off formula around 10-12 month's
you do this buy mixing a bit of milk in with the formula but if you don't pump your breast milk, you obviously can't mix it with cow milk so then you could just start giving him/her sippy cups of watered down milk around 10-12 months
Vivian - posted on 01/26/2010
I stopped at 11 months just before my daughter started to walk. I recommended for the first 12 months of life. The amount of breast milk taken each day may decrease once you introduce solids. Of course, you may stop breast feeding anytime you need and want to. It's entirely up to you. When the teeth start to grow then it becomes another challenge.
Ashley - posted on 01/26/2010
I breastfeed my daughter and she getting ready to turn a year next week she weaned herself about a week ago she makes a pitt stop here and there ;ike at 3am but she gets her sippy cup 98% of the time. She had teeth at 9 months and nipped nme i told her no and never tried again. your baby will tell you when they dont need you anymore and want to do it themselves
Alison - posted on 01/22/2010
I think whenever mom is fed up (of course, aiming for a minimum of 6-12 months). My youngest is 20 mos and still breastfeeding "recreationally". I don't mind to meet the emotional need she has, but I intend to put it to a stop at her 2nd birthday.
Deanne - posted on 01/22/2010
I am a strong believer in baby led weaning weaning is a natural thing and it's best to follow your child's cues you don't need to wean when they get teeth for your safety lol that's silly I nursed my first til age 4 my second was ready to wean at 2 my third is 18month and nurses a few times a day
Holly - posted on 01/21/2010
I stopped at a year and a half. I felt that was long enough.
Ashley - posted on 01/21/2010
I nursed till my son was 13 months old. I quite nursing him at that time because it was just to much he was always pulling my shirt down and putting his hands down my shirt and people would look at me weird and i would reply " hes a breast feed baby". plus it was then becoming a toy and he was getting teeth. I think it is when ever you and your child are ready i would half it: half nursing & half whole milk to make sure he likes it. It is recommended to nurse up to a year but some ppl nurse for 2-3. i guess it depends on why your asking the question really is it health reasons, age, ect....
Tamara - posted on 01/21/2010
Whenever you AND the child are ready for the change. I personally thought the gradual weaning of my 3rd child was easiest - she was just over 2 years when I explained she had drunk all of mom's 'nummy' milk and it was all gone. She understood and had no problems - at that point had only been nursing a few times a week, mainly for comfort. I weaned my first to the bottle at 6 months and it was harder to get her off the bottle than nursing. My 2nd was weaned cold turkey at just after a year - straight to cup, which worked out pretty well, but he wasn't happy for about 2 weeks afterwards. Each case is different, and none is the 'best' answer.
Emma - posted on 01/21/2010
Whenever you feel comfortable.
I breastfed my son for 7 months untill i fell pregnant with my daughter who is now 16 months old and still breastfed. But we are trying to ween.
Debbie - posted on 01/20/2010
as soon as the first tooth breaks through. then they need to be put on a bottle for your safety.
Catherine - posted on 01/20/2010
I don't think there is any 'correct' answer to that question. The benefits of breast feeding diminish rapidly once your baby is also eating solid foods, so if you have made it to the weaning stage you have already given your child the best possible start in life.
My daughter at 9 months let me know to stop, you could almost see her rolling her eyes when you presented her with a boob. My son? (currently 9 months) I'll let you know on that one, but I fear that it will be me that needs to let go rather than him!
Donna - posted on 01/19/2010
The longer you nurse, the harder it will be to get him/her off of nursing. As soon as your child is able to drink from a sippie cup, I'd suggest you give him breast milk in a sippie cup. Not too convenient, but overall worth it in the long run. I've had friends who's kids were hooked on nursing up to age 2 and it was very difficult for them to break them of it.
Bleu - posted on 01/19/2010
Hi Melissa, It all depends on comfort level and preferences. I know other Mom's have breastfed their child anywhere from 6 months to 7 years! What a range, huh. Well for me I decided that I would breastfeed up to 18 months but my daughter was really done at 17 months. It really depends on so many different factors so just gather your research, tune into your gut feeling and tune into your child and you will figure out what the best answer is for you and your child. Hope this helps!
Cristina - posted on 01/19/2010
To me, it seems to be when the baby is ready to stop, my son didn't want to breastfeed after 9 months, if you can give at least til the year it would be great if not, they might be ready for heavier meals. good luck.
Charmaine - posted on 01/19/2010
6 months but no longer than a year. I breastfed 3 kids and my 4 month old is already bitting my nipples...not fun, lol
Desineee - posted on 01/19/2010
i persoanly think a year is once the get passed a year the understand what it is and it may be a harder process for the both of you.