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A 37-year-old female asked:

13 mo old who breastfeeds; he doesn't want to wean. gets max 2 oz/day of my milk. how to wean without hurting attachment? he'll go to daycare in 1 mo

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Should not be hard : If he is only getting 2 oz a day of milk he must be feeding only once a day and this is not playing any significant role in his nutrition. You can change that time from a time for feeding to one for cuddling or engaging in some other pleasurable activity. Since nutrition is not the need being met replacing it with other bonding activity should suffice.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2016

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