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    Weaning

    Weaning is the process of switching a baby from breast-feeding to bottle-feeding, from breast- or bottle-feeding to a cup, or breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods.

    Weaning may take a few months or more than a year. It begins when a baby starts eating solid foods, at about 6 months of age. It ends when the child no longer breast-feeds or takes a bottle.

    Last Revised: October 9, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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