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Will My Child Wean Himself?

If I choose not to initiate weaning, will my child take the lead and eventually wean himself? more

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Will Weaning Be Painful?

My daughter and I have reached the weaning stage. I am worried about engorgement and pain. What can I do to make weaning painless? more

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What Are Nursing Strikes?

My 6-month-old baby has been exclusively breastfeeding until recently when we introduced one bottle a day. About one week after her first bottle, she started squirming at the breast refusing to nurse. Could she be self-weaning already?! more

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Should I Wean My Baby Gradually?

Should I wean my baby gradually or go cold turkey? more

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Do I Need To Wean My Baby At 1 Year?

My baby turns 1 next month, and I’m hearing from family members that I should wean him then. Do I need to wean him at one year? more

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What Is Child-Led Weaning?

What is the difference between child-led weaning and mother-led weaning? more

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Can I Night Wean My Child & Still Breastfeed?

My toddler still wakes up at night to nurse. I would like to keep breastfeeding during the day, but stop the nighttime feedings. Is that possible? more

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Weaning 101

When to wean and how are among the many questions parents ask about breastfeeding. The short answers are when you and your baby decide you’re ready and gradually. But short answers don’t begin to address the myriad of circumstances in... more


How Do I Stop My Baby From Biting?

There is no need to stop breastfeeding just because your baby has teeth! If biting does occur, it’s usually at the end of a feeding when a baby is no longer sucking and swallowing. Fortunately, biting can be easily managed... more


Early Weaning & Introduction of Solids Increases Obesity Risk

Formula-fed infants introduced to solid foods before they are 4 months old are at greater risk for becoming obese by the time they are 3 years old, according to a new study from Harvard published in the February 2011 issue... more