A 35-year-old member asked:
can you perforate baby's eardrum with a qtip?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Do not insert anything into a baby's ears or even adult ears. Eardrum perforation is possible in addition to more serious injuries. Q-tips are never to be used in the ear canals.
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How quickly can I wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
Over weeks is best: Weaning over weeks will best allow your body to adjust with minimal discomfort and enable your baby to make the transition easier.
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How do I wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Gradually ;): You will notice that between 6 and 12 months, as your baby eats more solid food per meal, s/he will probably spend less time sucking (presuming that you feed solids first then offer milk after the meal) and s/he will wean her/himself. You can introduce a cup between 6-9 months and quit breast/bottle sometime between 9-12 months.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Can my baby wean himself naturally?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
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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Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Yes but it will likely make you uncomfortable as your breasts will be more engorged than if you wean slowly.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
How would I know to wean my baby?
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Pediatrics 56 years experience
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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Last updated May 28, 2020
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