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Breastfeeding Advisor

Weaning timing

There are no rules for the timing of weaning. It varies among individuals.

Weaning means the overall situation in which the baby stops drinking breastmilk. The timing for this varies, depending on the mother's situation, the advice of those around her, and the baby's feelings.
You sometimes have to give up breastfeeding because of nipple problems, breast problems, breastmilk insufficiency or breastfeeding fatigue, but in most cases it is possible to keep on breastfeeding if you can get appropriate information and support. Additionally, when your baby is over one and a half years old, he begins to learn to speak and to make his wishes clear, which may help you decide to stop breastfeeding.
The World Health Organization (WHO) encourages mothers to keep breastfeeding until the baby is 2 years old or older, as breastmilk is effective in promoting the physical and mental development of the baby.


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