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When is the right time to wean?

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 5 months ago
I'm actually asking this for one of my girlfriends who is wondering when the right time to wean is. I was only able to nurse for a couple months so I don't think I'm in the best place to advise her!

Did you wait for your child to give you some sign that they were ready to wean? How do you know it's the right time?

Thanks for any advice you can provide!


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Shree1990Shree1990
posted 1 month 2 days ago
It depends really, you must advise her to speak with her doctor. They will be able to tell depending on the health of mother and child when would be the right time. I was breastfed for a bit longer than my brother. So it really depends. When you try to wean, apply aloe vera gel on the nipple and that will help stop the baby from wanting more. That is a healthy natural way to discourage the child's habit and will prepare him to move on to other foods. Use edible one though. The reason is that if the child still is hooked to that habit and you force it out, it may affect the child's mind. The aloe vera is bitter and that will allow the child to let go of it by choice and not force. It is an ancient technique and is good for the child.

maryparrishmaryparrish
posted 5 days 57 minutes ago
This is a really personal question. It depends on so many factors, we are not here to advise on. I mean, mom should feel whether the child is ready or not and if he/she is not for too long, its time to!

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