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 Reference dental cavities Opens New Window (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:
- Reference Pediatricians Opens New Window.
- Reference Family medicine doctors Opens New Window.
- Reference Physician assistants Opens New Window with special training in the care of children.
- Pediatric or family Reference nurse practitioners Opens New Window.
- Reference Certified lactation consultants Opens New Window. Lactation consultants are sometimes on staff at hospitals.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference July 25, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics