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Do Babies Under 12 Months Self-Wean?

Is it possible that your baby will wean themself? explores this idea and gives you some facts and information to learn (a) if it’s possible and (b) signs it is happening.

“True SELF-weaning before a baby is a year old is very uncommon. In fact, it is unusual for a baby to wean before 18-24 months unless mom is encouraging weaning. However, it is very common to hear a mother say that her baby self-weaned at 9 or 10 months old, or even earlier. How do we reconcile these statements?”

Low milk supply and developmental stages all play a part in self weaning. Visit to learn more.


*The information presented in this article is third-party information and not created by Boone County Hospital. No information or directions in the article should be construed as recommended by our doctors. We present this information to you for educational value only, and always recommend that you contact your Boone County Hospital physician with all questions regarding family planning, pregnancy, birth, and family care.

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