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    Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready

    Weaning: Signs That Baby Is Ready

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    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.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
    Last Revised October 9, 2013

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