“How old was/ were your child(ren) when you decided to wean them from breastfeeding and/ or bottle?”
Dr. Jeanelle Marshawn Lanhan of Arizona, USA writes:
When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, my oldest was one, and I knew I did not want two kids on a bottle and a pacifier, so I weaned my oldest off by 1 1/2. As for the youngest, I didn’t give him a pacifier and he was weaned off the bottle by 1 1/2 as well. The crying for a couple of nights was worth it in the end! I don’t have to get them on braces or anything!
Kirsten Doyle of Toronto, Canada writes:
My older son weaned himself when he sprouted his first tooth at 11 months. Interestingly enough, my younger son also lost interest in nursing when he started teething. He was about 7 months old. Both boys graduated directly from the breast to sippy cups. (more…)