At what age do you normally start dropping a breastfeed before bub turns 1?

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  • As others have said it really depends on your Bub. Mine weaned themselves, so I just went along with them.

  • I started the day with a breast feed as soon as bub wakes. Then give a little cereal for breakfast. Generally they elect themselves to drop a feed then

  • Every baby is different, mine was at 10-11 months

  • Depends on the baby, but from roughly 10months I would be focusing on solids first, as the main meal and then breastfeeding at the key times it’s needed

  • It depends on bubs. The raising children network has alot of info. We just started out 6mo on some solids but havnt dropped a feed as he’s not eating to much…just like 1/4 a banana one day and a stick of sweet pot the next kinda deal.

  • Do what you feel is best. Personally I stopped when our little ones wanted to. We started solids around 5 months old and gradually introduced them more and more. I offered milk but did not force it. Eventually both of our children weaned themselves slowly. Our 11 month old now only feeds before bed and that is it. Rest of the time is solid foods.

  • There’s not really a set age. It depends on lots of factors, including how your child sleeps at night. I’d think around 8 months you should be able to drop a night feed – but that won’t work for everyone.

  • Our little one kind of decided for herself, it was probably around the 6 month mark that we noticed she wasn’t looking for an afternoon feed.

  • my little one is 6 months and we’ve just been following her lead. I think we will continue to do this as we go.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth — and breast-feeding in combination with solids foods until at least age 1. Breast-feeding is recommended as long as you and your baby wish to continue.
    Introducing solids is initially about taste experience, rather than replacing a breast feed

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