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When You Wean

Any amount of breastfeeding is good for you and your baby. There is no predetermined time or recommended age when you should wean. However long you breastfeed depends on you and your baby's circumstances and wishes.

Sudden weaning is NOT advised. Abrupt weaning can result in a plugged milk duct, mastitis, or a breast abscess. It can also create sudden hormonal drops that may result in mood swings. Weaning gradually will be easier on you and your baby, and will give your body a chance to adjust to not making milk.