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Baby development: Your 6 month old

When should weaning begin?

Introducing anything other than breast milk into your baby’s diet is the start of weaning.

Pediatricians strongly recommend exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of your baby’s life, but you may start to wonder what happens after that. After this point, some mothers choose to start weaning, which entails introducing formula or solid foods, while other mothers have different goals. While there are benefits to breastfeeding for the first 12 months, every family will have to decide what’s best for them. Factors, such as returning to work, can weigh heavily in this decision.

Get a doctor’s perspective on when to wean with Dr. Jen Lincoln.

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  1. she was six months with two bottom teeth and pulling herself up and saying dadadada she’s now 7 months crawling and been pulling herself up on things,sitting up and rolling up since 6 months should I be scared?

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