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    Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready - Topic Overview

    Signs that a baby may be ready to wean often appear after the baby has learned to crawl (7 to 8 months) or learned to walk (9 to 15 months).

    If you are breast-feeding, your baby may:

    • Suck a few times and then stop nursing.
    • Look around, play with your blouse, try to slide off your lap and move away, and seem uninterested in feeding.
    • Refuse to breast-feed.
    • Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

    If you are bottle-feeding, your baby may:

    • Take a few sips and then spit out the nipple.
    • Throw or hide bottles before they are empty.
    • Show increased interest in drinking from a cup.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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