Weaning

Weaning is the process of switching a baby from breast-feeding to bottle-feeding, from breast- or bottle-feeding to a cup, or breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods.

Weaning may take a few months or more than a year. It begins when a baby starts eating solid foods, at about 4 to 6 months of age. It ends when the child no longer breast-feeds or takes a bottle.

Last Updated: June 19, 2008

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH - Family Medicine

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