my baby is1. 10 year I am breastfeeding him. till how much year should I continue for good health of my baby boy.. my family members are saying to stop feeding because I am becoming slim. pls help...nutrition Corner
There is no specific age to start weaning. As per American Academy of Pediatrics, you can continue with breast feeding for as long as both you and your baby are fine with it. Most babies after 1 year of age, naturally wean as they get good food and nutrition from other foods.. Weaning should always be gradual and not sudden and there is no fixed rule, you can even have partial weaning with 1 Breast feed continuing. Substitute 1 feed with Formula or with some solid feed and slowly substitute another one and this way baby will be weaned off.. When introducing bottle for the first time, offer it when baby is very hungry and also choose bottle with slow flow which matches with breast milk flow. Try keeping baby occupied or busy with his favorite toy or object during the usual breast feeding time schedule, so that baby is not reminded of breast feeding.