A 39-year-old member asked:
how can i stop breastfeeding 15 month old?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Gradually is best: 15 months is a tough age to wean a baby, as they are extra clingy due to the normal separation anxiety at this age. I usually advise my patients to wait till 18 months if possible. If you must wean now, for a medical or other reason, then start by
Remove just one feeding today and remove another every 2-3 days. The daytime ones are easiest at first as you can keep the toddler occupied.
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 17, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.