Weaning - Promoting Healthy Growth and Development
The weaning processThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be breast - fed for at least a year and as long after as mother and child desire.1Weaning from breast - or bottle - feeding can be done gradually or abruptly. If you are not breast - feeding and your baby is younger than 12 months of age, use iron - fortified formula. Do not offer your baby cow's milk.1 The iron in cow's
Weaning - When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your child's health professional about weaning if:Your baby refuses all solid food and is older than 6 to 8 months of age.Your baby has changed from sleeping through the night to waking up during the night hungry. Your baby develops dental cavities (caries).Your baby seems overweight for his or her age, size, or birth weight.Your toddler (1 to 2 years old) focuses on breast - or ...
Weaning - What Is Expected
Weaning is a gradual process. It starts when you begin giving solid food to your baby and ends when the child no longer breast - feeds or takes a bottle. This process may last a few months or more than a year.A rough outline of this process is as follows: Your baby begins eating solid foods at 4 to 6 months of age. At this point, introduce cup - feeding to supplement breast - or bottle - feedings
Weaning - Topic Overview
What is weaning?Weaning is the term used to describe the process of switching a baby from:Breast - feeding to bottle - feeding.Breast - or bottle - feeding to a cup.Breast - or bottle - feeding to solid foods.Your baby will go through one or more of these weaning processes. All types of weaning usually work best when they are done gradually. When is the best time to wean my baby?There is no righ
Breast-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview
You may choose to wait until your child is a toddler (age 1 to 2 years) or older to wean him or her from the breast. You may feel that your toddler is not ready for weaning until later or that you both are not ready. You may want to initiate it or just let your child stop breast-feeding on his or her own (self-wean). One way to let a toddler control his or her own weaning is through the "don't ...
Weaning - Routine Checkups
A well baby checkup is a good time to ask questions about weaning. During this checkup, your baby's health professional will: Compare the baby's current weight, height, and head size with measurements taken at birth to see if the rate of growth is normal. Ask how well the baby is eating and sleeping and whether any problems have developed. ...
Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby - Topic Overview
Breast milk or formula is the only food babies need for the first 4 to 6 months of life,at which point solid foods can be gradually introduced. Ideally,your baby will be fed only breast milk until 6 months of age. Before you start offering solid foods,talk to your doctor. He or she will want to be certain that your baby is physically and developmentally ready. And although breast-fed ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Coping With Emotions
Having a new baby is exciting. But it also can be exhausting and stressful. It's common to feel a range of emotions at this time. Tips for coping during the postpartum period include accepting help from others,eating well and drinking plenty of fluids,getting rest whenever you can,limiting visitors,getting some time to yourself,and seeking the company of other women who have new babies. ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Newborn Basics
During your baby's first few weeks,you will spend most of your time feeding,diapering,and comforting your baby. You may feel overwhelmed at times. It is normal to wonder if you know what you're doing,especially if you are first-time parents. Newborn care gets easier with every day. You may get to know what each cry means and be able to figure out what your baby needs and wants. Feeding ...
Postpartum: First 6 Weeks After Childbirth - Topic Overview
What is postpartum? During the first weeks after giving birth,your body begins to heal and adjust to not being pregnant. This is called postpartum (or the postpartum period). Your body goes through many changes as you recover. These changes are different for every woman. The first weeks after childbirth also are a time to bond with your baby and set up a routine for caring for your baby. ...