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When is the right time to wean?

Amelia88Amelia88
posted 1 year 8 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!


Shree1990Shree1990
posted 3 months 3 weeks 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 2 months 3 weeks 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 2 months 1 week 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 2 months 1 week 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 1 month 3 days 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.

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