Weaning Marcos and Angelo's Mommy Due January 12; 2 kids; New Mexico 155 posts
May 17th '12

when is it a good time to start weaning baby off the boobie?

I'm not thinking about doing it any time soon i'm just wondering thats all.

user banned Due September 18 (boy); 1 child; California 21617 posts
May 17th '12

Whenever you're ready.
I plan on letting my 15 month old self wean.

Small Fry&Bed Bug 2 kids; Ontario 16793 posts
May 17th '12

Whenever you and baby are ready.

andthesenights 1 child; Virginia 4358 posts
May 17th '12

When they are ready.

..If you don't want to go that route, I'd say after 2 which is WHO's minimum.

MamaCass{+JOEW} 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
May 17th '12

I am generally for self-weaning, but I also feeling that nursing needs to be mutually desired. If you are ready to wean, then go ahead and wean. If baby is still under a year then make sure you give formula. If baby is over a year, then just wean gradually onto milk.

Crystal Mom of 4 4 kids; New York 6309 posts
May 17th '12

Whenever mom and baby no longer need or want to nurse anymore. There isn't a specific time limit on when to stop breastfeeding, it remains beneficial even during toddler years.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
May 17th '12

Wow, all wonderful answers :).

Only you (and your baby) can decide. As long as it feels right for both of you, keep doing it :D. I thought I would have to either wean my daughter before going back to work (at 12 months) or pump, I hated pumping so I tried to wean her, neither of us were very happy with that decision so I only weaned her through the hours I would be away from her (and it was very difficult on both of us). I have since decided to let her wean when she is ready, as long as I am comfortable with it and want to. Her brother will have the same opportunity (plus, he didn't have to deal with me trying to wean him, I'm staying at home until he's in junior kindergarten :D).

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
May 17th '12

I planned to let my daughter self wean. And she started to self wean at 11 months. She is a year now, and only nurses every few days. I'm also 8 pregnant so that might have something to do with it. Dh said the taste changed. lol