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Weaning to Solid Foods

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by Krystal
(MI)

Visitor Question: My son is almost 11 months old I want to slowly start weaning. My question is how often does an eleven month old, he is 20 lbs and 30 inches, need to be nursing? I want to wean him in the next few months, but he is still nursing a few times a day and is very attached to me. Thanks for your input 🙂

Breastfeeding Magazine Response: While breastfeeding continues to have benefits well into the 2nd year of life, a child who is getting a balanced diet at 11 months does not need to be nursing a certain number of times a day.

If you are looking to wean him, try dropping one breastfeeding session every few weeks and replacing it with a healthy snack or distraction.

As long as you offer him a balanced diet of other foods, he will continue to thrive.

Good luck!


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