This post begins a short series about child-led weaning. What is it? Who does it? What are the common concerns and myths? The process of weaning — whether led by the child, the mother, a doctor, or society’s expectations — is an emotional, personal, and rather fascinating one.
Let’s start off with a discussion about these questions:
- Can a child self-wean under the age of one?
- What events are commonly misinterpreted as a desire to wean?
- Should a child be weaned under the age of one?