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What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Breastfeeding: The vast majority of health benefits to brestfeeding are acheived by 1 year of age. Breastfeeding beyond this point would be based on cultural norms and/or personal preferences.
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
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