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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:

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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: July 25, 2012
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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