Wednesday, July 15, 2009

When is the right time to Wean?

Sometimes we have days when we’ve really had enough of breastfeeding, and think it might be easier if we just weaned.
Or maybe there’s outside pressure, people are asking and your starting to question if you should still be breastfeeding.
When is the right time to wean my child?
There is no one ‘right “ answer. All children will naturally wean on their own.
Mothers wean their children anywhere from a few months to 5 or 6 years of age.
Ideally a baby would be exclusively BF to 6 months, and then BF along with food up to 2 years. This is the recommendation from the World Health Organization.
Of course longer than 2 years is wonderful, and if you are allowing your child to wean naturally, then you may be Breast feeding for a few more years.
Each child is unique, and every family situation is different It helps to look at your needs, your childs and the family circumstances. Certain situations don't always mean you need to wean -for further reading of this article click here to go to the minti site