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Self-weaning is when a baby stops breastfeeding on his or her own. Self-weaning usually happens at a gradual pace over time. As children grow older, get more of their nutrition from solid foods, and become more independent, they will eventually begin to nurse less often than they did when they were younger.
Self-weaning is when a baby, over a year old, gradually reduces her intake of breast milk and finally stops nursing altogether. This happens because the baby starts getting more nutrition from foods other than breast milk once she starts solids. This means she will nurse less regularly and eventually stop nursing.
A typical sign of your baby beginning to self-wean is they begin to cut their typical feeding times short. What you expect to be a typical feeding time will slowly decrease when they are in this stage. The typical time they spend nursing will. According to Certified Lactation Counselor Danielle Downs Spradlin of Oasis Lactation Services, it is normal to think your baby is self-weaning at an earlier age.
Children do not self-wean without solids being a substantial source of their nutrition intake. If it seems like your baby is refusing to nurse, but they aren’t replacing their caloric intake with solid foods, weaning is not the likely scenario. Age is relevant.
My heart broke right along with yours while reading this, because 1) ohhhhh yes, been there, done that, and 2) SOME BABIES SELF WEAN BEFORE 12 MONTHS FOR NO PARTICULARLY OBVIOUS REASON AND YOU DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG AND IT’S OKAY TO STOP WHEN YOUR BABY IS READY TO STOP AND ASDSHSOFpfgogjsofvoposf924y3r4oyqr3AAHHH!!!!A baby who self-weans is usually well over a year old, is getting most of his nutrition from solids, is drinking well from a cup, and cuts down on nursing gradually. If children are truly allowed to self-wean in their own time, most will.
Breast-feeding is recommended as long as you and your baby wish to continue. When to start weaning your child is a personal decision. It’s often easiest to begin weaning when your baby starts the process.
Changes in breast-feeding patterns leading to eventual weaning often begin naturally at age 6 months, when solid foods are typically introduced. Weaning is a vital process in which your baby transitions from breastmilk or formula to food. Whether you choose baby-led or traditional weaning, or a mix of both, you should begin giving your baby.
Generally, at some point between 1 and 2 years of age, a baby will show signs of self-weaning. Baby-initiated weaning like this is usually easier and takes less time. Of course, baby-initiated weaning isn’t always possible; sometimes weaning has to happen earlier!
List of related literature:
|from The Nursing Mother’s Companion|
|from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation|
|from Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review|
|from Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession|
|from Counseling the Nursing Mother|
|from Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers|
|from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book|
|from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition|
|from What To Expect The 1st Year [rev Edition]|
|from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition|