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When should I wean my baby off the breast?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics

In brief: Lenght of breastfeed

American academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for one year or longer because of numerous benefits to both mother and infant.
However i recommend 18-24 months of breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding benefits the infant's immune system and the central nervous system development. Most experts believe that the brain development may be related to bonding that results from social interaction.

In brief: Lenght of breastfeed

American academy of pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for one year or longer because of numerous benefits to both mother and infant.
However i recommend 18-24 months of breastfeeding. Extended breastfeeding benefits the infant's immune system and the central nervous system development. Most experts believe that the brain development may be related to bonding that results from social interaction.
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