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When to start Weaning: Before or After 6 months?

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: August 13, 2019

We’ve just concluded Breastfeeding Week  and now we want to hear your thoughts on weaning. World Health Organization   recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first six months after birth — and breast-feeding in combination with solids foods afterwards.

As parents you were probably weaned at 4 months or less and show no adverse signs as adults right? But WHO insists we wait until the babies are 6 months young.Even if your baby is showing signs of hunger, no longer sleeping through the night, draining their milk feeds in minutes.

When to start weaning your child is a personal decision and can be a hot button issue.

We’d like to hear from you, when is the best time to start weaning baby? Before or after 6 months? Take our poll and let us know!

 

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