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Urmila Solanki

BBA in mass communication | Updated 28 Jul, 2018 |

What is the right age to stop breastfeeding a baby?

Jessy Chandra

Fashion enthusiast | Posted 15 Mar, 2018

Stopping breastfeeding is called weaning. According to the World Health Organization there is no such time to stop feeding a baby. It is totally up to you and your baby to decide when the time is right. The World Health Organization recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for six months, then gradually introduced to appropriate family foods after six months while continuing to breastfeed for two years or beyond.

How long you keep breastfeeding for is your decision. It will depend on how you feel emotionally, as well as your personal circumstances. When your baby is ready to try her first solid food at least after six months, you can give it a try. Some babies decrease the number of breastfeeds as they begin to be able to digest solid food. The first foods do not that much get digested by the baby. It is often not until nine to 12 months or later that babies are able to actually ingest (swallow) and use the solid foods that they eat.