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Baby age to stop breast feeding
What should be the ideal age of the baby to stop breast feeding? At  which  age of  the baby mother should stop breast feeding. Thanks.
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Hello. Feeding is subjective for different infants. Breast feeds are given exclusively for the first 6 months and then onwards complimentary feeds are initiated. You can decrease the frequency of feeds if and when the child starts to accept those complementary feeds.
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The WHO recommends the feeds to be halved at 6 months and 1/3 after a year upto 2 years.
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Overfeeding and underfeeding both have its harmful effects
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Mother can feed the baby till 2 years. Exclusive breast feeding till 6 months and then complementary foods and breast feeds. After 1 year, breast feeding 2-3 times/ day
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Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended till 6months age After that you can continue breastfeeding as on demand basis till 2yrs of age
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