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When is a good time to stop breastfeeding?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Breast feeding is the best food for the baby.
It is recommended to continue for at least 6 mo or as long as you feel comfortable. There is no particular age you should stop breastfeeding.

In brief: Variable

Breast feeding is the best food for the baby.
It is recommended to continue for at least 6 mo or as long as you feel comfortable. There is no particular age you should stop breastfeeding.
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When you're ready

The aap recommends that the breastfeeding should be done for at least a year and longer for as long as the mother and baby wish to continue.
The world health organization recommends 2 years of breastfeeding. The nutrition and infection-fighting cells continue to be present in the milk well after a year. Every drop counts and every day you breastfeed is wonderful and should be celebrated!

In brief: When you're ready

The aap recommends that the breastfeeding should be done for at least a year and longer for as long as the mother and baby wish to continue.
The world health organization recommends 2 years of breastfeeding. The nutrition and infection-fighting cells continue to be present in the milk well after a year. Every drop counts and every day you breastfeed is wonderful and should be celebrated!
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Six to twelve months

The major benefits of breast feeding occur in the first six months of live and relate to the baby's developing immune system and the potential for food allergy.
The closeness of nursing can be beneficial up to the age of one at which time to babies start to separate.

In brief: Six to twelve months

The major benefits of breast feeding occur in the first six months of live and relate to the baby's developing immune system and the potential for food allergy.
The closeness of nursing can be beneficial up to the age of one at which time to babies start to separate.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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