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A 31-year-old member asked:

is it normal to feel sad that people ask about the baby all the time and not me?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Valenti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: I don't think you should in any way feel "jealous" of the attention your baby is getting. Its just natural for people to feel excited about a new person.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It's understandable.: After all, for about nine months the focus has been on mom, now the baby bump isn't cute, it's gone and the cute baby is there instead. For nine months it has been "how are you doing, mom?" and now it's "how's the baby?" that is a little sad at first , isn't it?, and normal too. Understanding that can go a long way toward turning that sadness into joy. If it doesn't, you should talk to your doctor.

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How quickly can I wean my baby?

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How do I wean my baby?

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Can my baby wean himself naturally?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
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No: Not necessarily. While your milk will naturally decrease, and your baby will find nutrition in other places, he/she may continue to suckle because of the comfort and closeness to you during the nursing process. By offering an alternative to your baby, and minimizing access to your breast will help the weaning process more so.
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Is it ok to wean my baby quickly?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
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Yes: Yes but it will likely make you uncomfortable as your breasts will be more engorged than if you wean slowly.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How would I know to wean my baby?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Weaning: Breastfeed your baby as long as you can until age 1 year. Wean to regular cow's milk (whole milk). If not possible due to work, illness, etc, wean at 6 months. Use a cow's milk formula, not soy, until age 1. Switch to a sippy cup as much as possible.

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