The breast is a physical act and love that mothers feed their children, giving them the possibility of generating a deep emotional bond at the same time it provides protection for their health.
The World Health Organization recommends that step, which must be unique within the first six months of life, extending to two years. However, many times the mothers return to their jobs, or simply the lack of their children by incorporating their first solid foods, make to consider the difficult act of beginning to wean the baby.
It should be noted that this important time can occur at any stage, especially after six months, a situation in which even the breast milk is their sole source of nutrition and hydration.
The process depends on the particular link to establish the mother and child, and could take few weeks to several months. At times, small infants show some symptoms as signs of inattention while sucking, and it can also become an indicator that the event is approaching.
Always remember that at this time should consult with your pediatrician to supplement with formula, or start feeding solid food to keep under control the nutritional status.
Many experts suggest that a good time to stop breastfeeding is about the first year of life.
This process can occur naturally if we consider that, at this point, the baby will have begun to gradually incorporate solid foods to their diet, which will have awakened their curiosity by the flavors and odors. All these new sensations allow weaning is not experienced as an emotional separation.