When your baby is no longer breastfed and gets all his/her nutrition from other sources, the baby is considered weaned. Regardless of if babies are weaned from bottles, the term weaning often refers to when a baby is stopped from breastfeeding.
When a mother considers weaning, it normally requires a lot of patience and can take time, depending on the age of your baby or toddler, and also how well your child adjusts. The overall experience is different for everyone.
Weaning is a long goodbye, sometimes emotional and sometimes painful. It doesn't however, signal the end to the intimacy developed during the nursing stage between you and your child. What it means, is that you have to replace breast feeding with other types of nourishment.
You are the best judge as to when it's the right time to wean, and you don't really have a deadline unless you and your child are actually ready to wean. The recommended time for weaning is one year. No matter what relatives, friends, or even complete strangers tell you, there is no right or wrong time for weaning.
You should proceed slowly, regardless of what the age of your child may be. Experts say that you shouldn't abruptly withhold your breast, as they results can be traumatic. You should however, try these methods instead:
If you've tried everything and weaning doesn't seem to be working at all, maybe the time just isn't right. You can wait just a bit longer to see what happens, as your child and you have to determine the right time to wean together.
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