Weaning

Weaning is the process of gradually introducing a mammal infant to what will be its adult diet and withdrawing the supply of its mother's milk.

The process takes place only in mammals, as only mammals produce milk. The infant is considered to be fully weaned once it no longer receives any breast milk (or bottled substitute).

Read more about Weaning:  Weaning in Human Infants, Weaning Conflict, Age of Weaning, Weaning in Other Mammals

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Kokkoh - Uses
... Kokkoh is recommended as both a substitute for mother's milk and a means of weaning infants from it ... When used solely for weaning, it is recommended that kokkoh be introduced at between 8 months and a year of age ... Along with its use as a means of weaning, kokkoh is a common breakfast food among macrobiotic eaters of all ages ...
Puerperal Mastitis - Weaning
... Breast engorgement or mastitis occur frequently after weaning ... usually return to normal levels shortly after weaning but for some women it can take several months and there is an increased risk of rebound lactation and mastitis before hormone levels settle ... Most cases of post weaning mastitis or breast engorgement resolve with relatively little treatment ...
Baby-led Weaning
... Baby-led weaning (often also referred to as BLW) is a method of adding complementary foods to a baby's diet of breastmilk ... Baby-led weaning allows babies to control their solid food consumption by "self-feeding" from the very beginning of their experiences with food ... The term weaning should not be taken to imply giving up breastmilk, but simply the introduction of foods other than breastmilk ...
Methods and Considerations - Duration of Breastfeeding
... These movements in the West towards earlier weaning, however, are recent ... history, the acceptance of unrestricted nursing decreased and the age acceptable for weaning dropped dramatically, until the average weaning age was 3 months in the 1970s." In reaction to the move in the West towards ...
Weaning in Other Mammals
... When breeding laboratory mice in a controlled environment, the weaning is defined as the moment when the pups are transferred out of the mothers' cage ... Weaning is recommended at 3 to 4 weeks after parturition ...