What is Weaning ?

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 What is Weaning ? 

Weaning is the process of gradually introducing an infant or young child to other sources of nutrition and gradually decreasing the amount of breast milk or formula that they consume. Weaning typically occurs as a child grows and becomes ready to eat solid foods, and it is a normal and natural process that occurs over time.

There are a number of factors to consider when weaning a child, including the child’s age, development, and readiness to eat solid foods, as well as the mother’s comfort and milk supply. It is generally recommended to introduce solid foods gradually, starting with small amounts and gradually increasing the amount and variety over time. It is also important to continue breastfeeding or providing formula until the child is getting enough nutrients from other sources.

Weaning can be a challenging process for both the child and the mother, and it is important to take the time to allow the child to adjust to the change and to support the mother in maintaining her milk supply. It is a good idea to talk to a healthcare provider or a lactation consultant for guidance on how to safely and effectively wean a child.

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