7 doctors weighed in:
Should I stop breastfeeding?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Only if there are medical reasons to.
If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness.

In brief: No
Only if there are medical reasons to.
If you discover you have an underlying medical problem (such as hiv) that can be transferred to your baby through breastmilk, it is wise to discontinue nursing. Certain medications may also enter the breastmilk and pose a health risk to your baby. Otherwise, unless physically or emotionally unable to, breastfeeding should be continued despite minor illness.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Thank
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If you want to breastfeed, don't stop breastfeeding.
It is the best nourishment for a baby and also the cheapest! pick an age when you would like to stop and then make a plan.

In brief: No
If you want to breastfeed, don't stop breastfeeding.
It is the best nourishment for a baby and also the cheapest! pick an age when you would like to stop and then make a plan.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Thank
Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
In brief: When to stop
It is pretty much agreed that the best food for your newborn is your breast milk.
But there are considerations involving your health too. While about 95% of women can successfully breastfeed, 5% cannot. The point is to have a healthy growing child, not to wear a badge saying "I breastfed my baby." If your child is growing well, then fine, if not there are plenty of good substitutes. Don't feel gui

In brief: When to stop
It is pretty much agreed that the best food for your newborn is your breast milk.
But there are considerations involving your health too. While about 95% of women can successfully breastfeed, 5% cannot. The point is to have a healthy growing child, not to wear a badge saying "I breastfed my baby." If your child is growing well, then fine, if not there are plenty of good substitutes. Don't feel gui
Dr. Charles Gordon
Dr. Charles Gordon
Thank
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Hard to say
You provided no usable information on which to make a simple or more in depth comment.
The site is not a chat room. If you can put together some basic information on your issue and ask a question, you can submit it again for consideration. Questions are not linked.

In brief: Hard to say
You provided no usable information on which to make a simple or more in depth comment.
The site is not a chat room. If you can put together some basic information on your issue and ask a question, you can submit it again for consideration. Questions are not linked.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors