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What age should a child stop breastfeeding?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No clear answer

When the mother & child find it mutually agreeable is the time to stop.
It doesn't have to be all stop at once, some kids will just nurse once or twice a day. Obviously if mom's milk is gone then it has to stop. Look up some of the reasearch by kathryn dettweler about the "natural age of weaning" read full details on her website but from her research she gets an answer between 2.5 - 7 yrs.

In brief: No clear answer

When the mother & child find it mutually agreeable is the time to stop.
It doesn't have to be all stop at once, some kids will just nurse once or twice a day. Obviously if mom's milk is gone then it has to stop. Look up some of the reasearch by kathryn dettweler about the "natural age of weaning" read full details on her website but from her research she gets an answer between 2.5 - 7 yrs.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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