Susan K. Schulman MD Author of "Understanding Your Child's Health" explains when to stop breastfeeding.
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When to Stop Breastfeeding Your Baby Male: What would be the guideline to stop breastfeeding? Dr Schulman: Anything the mother wants. The happiest mother in the world is the best gift that a baby can have. We always let the mother determine if it’s helping them or not. If the doctor feels the baby is not getting enough to eat, the doctor can ask them to supplement. They can nurse and then give a bottle anytime. But if the mother really doesn’t want to nurse anymore, if she finds it inconvenience, if it’s a burden on her then right away, I tell her go ahead and get the baby bottles because the happy mother is more important to the baby than the breast milks. Male: Is it best rules each mother is unique in situations. Dr Schulman: I have high instance of breastfeeding in my practice almost 95% of successful breastfeeding. Some of them nursed for two months and some of them nursed for four years. It’s completely up to them as long they want, its okay with me.