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When is the right time to wean?

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 2 years 3 weeks 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!


maryparrishmaryparrish
posted 7 months 4 days 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!

TrinityTrinity
posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
Dear, Amelia.
In case the child is sitting up while being supported with their head steady. If the kid puts objects in their mouth, then it is an indication that they are ready to put solids. The best age for you to wean your child is when they turn six months old. Babies are known to develop at varying rates, but they will manifest some signs that show they are ready for weaning. Apart from sitting upright, they will put toys and other objects near them into the mouth, and they will watch keenly when you and other members of the household eat. Such babies will begin to seek for their feeds much before the usual time for eating during the day, which is due to the fact they are feeling hungry even after being given lager feeds. Some babies display chewing fists, which can be a sign of hunger indicating that the baby doesn't get satisfied by the milk-feed given. Big kids tend to grow more rapidly, and as such, they need to begin the weaning process much earlier. However, all babies are different, if your girlfriend's baby is ready for solids and is more than six months, tell her to begin weaning.

NosiNosi
posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
But this always depends on how you feel when or after breastfeeding. If you are not doing well yourself, you should also offer the bottle to the child. Maybe the bottle will accept it and if not offer it again and again. So it's going to take the bottle at some point.

KatharinaaaKatharinaaa
posted 5 months 2 weeks ago
It depends only on mother and her child. Nobody can't advise better than inner feelings of the mother.
But as for me, I tried to start weaning, when my boys were 1 y.o. It seems to me it's the perfect time. And now they are healthy and strong boys.

bridgetbridget
posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Nosi said:
But this always depends on how you feel when or after breastfeeding. If you are not doing well yourself, you should also offer the bottle to the child. Maybe the bottle will accept it and if not offer it again and again. So it's going to take the bottle at some point.
This is what I am thinking. There is not one solution fitting for every mother.I liked breastfeeding my first born but with my second baby I wasn't feeling comfortable any more after breastfeeding for 4 months. This was when I decided to switch slowly to formula feeding. This was not an easy decision but I'm happy about it and my second baby is as healthy as my first one. We decided to feed her the Hipp German formula. This formula wasn't too easy to get some years ago but now we always get it delivered home from https://myorganicformula.com/collections/hipp-organic-formula what makes it really easy.Every baby is different too some like to take the bottle some don't. During my first breastfeeding experience I also did use a breast bump but my baby didn't like to take the bottle in the beginning. But for my second baby the transition to the bottle and the formula was very smooth and easy.I think it is very important to stay strong and don't become desperate!Good luck with your decision now and further on!Bridget

qiaraauqiaraau
posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
I agree with almost all of you here. Weaning depends on the mother and her child's needs. Supporting our babies needs is the most important thing to consider. In case of weaning, you have to choose the best alternative to breastmilk that you know. Especially when you want to wean your child between 1 - 24 months of age. Visit qiara.com.au and look for the qiara-infant section for a priobiotic isolated milk for your baby.

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