At some point, either you or your child will be ready to stop breastfeeding. Read on to learn more about when and how to wean. When to wean is a personal decision and will be different for everyone. Each child may be ready to wean, or stop breastfeeding, at different ages. Some children will gradually start to show more interest in eating solid foods and less interest in breastfeeding.
How to Wean From Breastfeeding to Whole Milk
Switching from Breast Milk or Formula to Cow's Milk
It seems that all the the information I see regarding toddler nutrition assumes that your toddler is no longer breastfeeding and is eating mainly solids. As a result, many moms of breastfeeding toddlers particularly those who are eating few solids have lots of questions about how to adapt this information to their particular child. Your child can continue breastfeeding just as often during the second year, but offer solid foods a few times a day. As baby slowly moves into eating more solids, your milk will fill any nutritional gaps nicely. Once you do start to breastfeed less often, remember that you must make a greater effort to ensure that your child eats several meals of nutritious food each day.
Nutrition for Breastfeeding Toddlers
Weaning is the term used to describe the process of switching a baby from:. Your baby will go through one or more of these weaning processes. All types of weaning usually work best when they are done gradually—over several weeks, months, or even longer.
Most parents consider weaning to mean completely stopping breastfeeding. Still, many mothers have mixed emotions. Prolonged breastfeeding, whenever possible, is good for your baby.