Question by  diabro (35)

My 10 month old is losing interest in nursing, what should I do?

I had planned on breastfeeding for at least a year.


Answer by  Annief75 (246)

Your child sounds as if he is self weaning. This is normal at this age. Do not force him if he is no longer interested. You should still offer the breast as you usually do, but if he is refusing there is very little that you can do that wouldn't be frustrating and difficult for the both of you.


Answer by  ohmandy (144)

I would continue to offer the breast. It may be temporary, 10 months is young for a baby to wean, but it could happen.


Answer by  Purple (948)

Use it as a good time to wein him. Still nurse but the milk can start slowing down which is great in the long run. Keep him going as long as he will go. Some babies need more the thin milk and desire more food to fill full.


Answer by  sam805236aolcom (267)

You should be glad that he/she wants to stop nursing. Most moms have trouble weaning off their kids. If he/she wants to bottle feed, then do so. Any immunities you could have passed on through your milk, you have already done so. Just start to slowly mix your your milk with formula though to make a smooth transition. Good luck.


Answer by  bouks999 (496)

Maybe it is time fro her or him to start using the bottle. Maybe him or her just doesnt feel like doing it anymore


Answer by  henrietta (67)

As your baby gets older, it is normal for her to nurse less often as she eats more solid foods. Before naps and bedtime are natural nursing times.

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