When to stop breastfeeding a child?

I’ve been breastfeeding my child for 9 months and I am ready to go back to work. I know doctors say breastfeed until 9 months, but I am wondering if i should do longer.


1 year when they can start milk

Do what u feel comfortable with if ur comfortable pumping and bottle feeding go for it. If your comfortable going to formula do it. It’s your baby and your body mama.


I did mines longer, but I’d pump and freeze the milk. My lil one drank it till he was over the 1 & 2, I’d cook with the milk when I’d make oatmeal for him. That’s what I felt like doing though, just do what feels right for you.

You do whatever you are ready to do :slightly_smiling_face:

My first i could only breastfeed for about 6 weeks due to surgeries I had after but for my second, I went for about a year. There’s no right or wrong. But my kids are happy and healthy. If you’re stopping before 1 year though, you have to supplement with some formula to ensure they’re getting all their nutrients. Otherwise, you do what you need to do.

it’s entirely up to you Mama, and you are both ready to stop

Fed is best. Always remember that. Breast milk, formula, cows milk- FED IS BEST. You do what’s best for you and baby.


Go as long as you want. Even if you don’t want to day pump you can breast feed morning and night for a while longer it’s up to you

They usually use formula or breastmilk till they are 1yrs. If you want to stop and do formula that’s great it just can be difficult when they’re used to the taste of breastmilk. My daughter only likes the ready to feed formula when I supplement cause it tastes better apparently lol.

Do whatever is right for your family. Babies main source of food should be breast milk/formula for the first year. I breastfed my youngest for 3 years. Formula fed my oldest for 13 months. It’s up to you. Good luck!

Do what you feel comfortable with. You can stop whenever you feel like stopping

Even if you decide to start cutting back on breastfeeding some, you may make enough to breastfeed when you are with baby once or twice a day. With all the bugs that baby will encounter at daycare and the pandemic, giving baby the immune support of breastmilk may help them stay healthy. Just something to think about! You obviously have to make the decision you think is best for you and baby, though.

You should do what works for you and your family

I thought for sure 12 months is how long one should breastfeed for. 9 months is great. A year is usually the goal. And if you don’t give breast milk baby should get some sort of formula. Unless you have stocked up on breastmilk? I’m sure you’ll figure something out. Good luck.

You can go as long as you and baby want to. I chose to stop at 12 months because I wanted my body back and my lo was falling asleep on her own without nursing. I did it very slowly for months.

I breastfed my 3rd child her last feeding before bed until 12 months. At that point she was a good eater, drank from sipping cups and had been sleeping through the nights for months.

You will either need to introduce formula or finish out the next 3 months.
Bring it up at your child’s next physical.

Formula or breastmilk til one. Then whole cows milk. You can pump or you can transition to formula. Whatever you want to do is fine. They’re equally valid feeding methods.

Depends on you and your child. Baby # 1 Bottle/formula only. Baby #2 BF 16 months. Baby #3 BF 18 months. Baby #4 BF 28 months. Each one was different. Good luck!