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Weaning - When to Call a Doctor

Talk to your child's doctor 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 bottle-feeding and does not play with other children.
  • Your toddler never wants to be away from you.
  • Your baby is older than 18 months of age and is still drinking from a bottle.
  • You are emotionally ready to wean your baby.

Who to see

Health professionals who can deal with your concerns about weaning include:

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: October 09, 2013
    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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