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Weaning

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 Revised: November 4, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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