Baby Weaning Essentials Guide

When should you wean your baby? There are many different theories on this process and it can be one of the most often asked questions to a paediatrician. Even they may not be able to tell you when the process should be started. The fact is, many mothers need a specific guideline that tells them when they should just stop. There is not one of those guidelines available. The fact is, it takes a great deal of time to make this baby weaning process happen and no one can tell you when to stop breastfeeding.

In the United States, it is estimated that only about 20 percent of babies are still nursing at six months of age. This is a very low number. When you compare this to most other nations, you may find that the differences are quite striking. For example, in most European, Asian and African cultures, babies will breastfeed until they are between two and four years of age. Many of the mothers in these countries would see stopping breastfeeding so young as is done in the United States by most mothers to be very wrong.

Table of Contents
When To Wean Your Baby . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Resources For Baby Weaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3 Misconceptions About Baby Weaning . . . . . . . . . 4
3 Ways To Start Baby Weaning . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
7 Tips To Make Weaning Easier . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Allowing Your Child To Naturally Wean . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 7
When Is Too Old For Breastfeeding? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Baby Weaning: Incorporate Cuddle Time . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Baby Weaning One Meal At A Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Benefits of Extended Breastfeeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Breastfeeding Weaning How To . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Dealing With People Who Tell You To Wean . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Making The Switch From Breast Milk To A Cup . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Medical Reasons For Baby Weaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Why Not To Do Abrupt Weaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
The Process of Baby Weaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Time To Start Night Weaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Tips For Natural Child Breastfeeding Weaning . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tips For Night Weaning Your Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Weaning A Toddler Because A New Baby Is On The Way . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 19
What Happens To Your Breasts When You Stop Breastfeeding? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
What Is Baby Weaning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
What Is Making Weaning Hard? . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
When To Baby Wean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
When To Night Wean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23