can anyone help me me out... my baby is 14mths and still is feeding from me


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Karla - posted on 09/27/2012




When my first born was a year old I thought it was time to wean because I hadn't heard of another way. I called La Leache League in my area and went to a Moms meeting and found out many people breastfeed longer than 12 months.

I would add that if you want to wean it would be good to offer other foods to your child, and be sure they are drinking plenty of healthy fluids. By the time my daughter was 14 months old she was only breastfeeding about 4 times a day, so it was not an inconvenience. To wean it's recommended that you remove one feeding at a time, (about one per week) usually starting with the feeding that the baby seems to need the least, like after a nap.

On the other hand, their is no reason you must totally wean at this time. And it's good to know that this kind of extended breastfeeding is actually more healthy for the baby then other options.

I ended up continuing to breastfeed for several more months.

Dove - posted on 09/27/2012




Good for you!! AAP recommends 12 months or beyond and WHO recommends 2 years or beyond.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2012




Is there a reason that is a problem? It's okay for your baby to continue breastfeeding if you are okay with it. As long as you are also introducing solid foods to her diet, it is actually very healthy for your baby.

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