When is a good time to stop breast feeding??

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Lisamarie81m - posted on 09/23/2009

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That is a question only you can answer. It is your choice, if you are uncomfotable with it stop, if not then continue. I breast fed both my boys for a year. Its not easy, it can be painful at times but I think worth it. But like I said it is your choice and dont let people make you feel bad with the decision you make

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Charlotte - posted on 09/23/2009

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Its your choice. I breast fed all my boys 2 1/2 months. I quit making milk after that. They were always hungry...lol So the formula was a better choice for me. It depends on how you feel. Like most of the girls have said, don't let people make you feel bad. After my last son was born in June. I was getting depressed being in the house all the time with all 3. I felt like I was missing out on fun stuff with my other kids. I couldn't pump enough to make bottles to take with us so I just decided to stop. Just ask yourself what you think is best for your baby and you.

Carly - posted on 09/23/2009

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I have never heard of breast feeding causing tooth problems. If the milk sits in their mouth while they sleep it will cause decay, so make sure you brush with a floride toothpaste.



If you stop before a year you will need to supplement with a bottle and formula, after a year a cup and cow milk is fine.



I stopped a 16 months with my daughter, my son is 16 months now and I will likely continue through flu season.



There is no right answer someone will always disagree with your choice, do the best you can.

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I definetely agree with Lisa Emmons. I breast fed my daughter for a yr but my son for four yrs I tried weaning him but he wanted the breast so badly but it's your choice hon.

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009

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when they start getting teeth. otherwise the suckling can damage their gums causing their teeth to stick out. and also cause the teeth to get cavities. same as with a bottle

Brooke - posted on 09/23/2009

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Anytime you would like. There's not really a "right" time to quit breast feeding. Some of my friends did it for 3 months, some for 6 months, and some for the first year of their babies life! It's entirely up to you! =) Good luck!

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