~ Getting your child to give up his bottle can be challenging, but the AAP recommends weaning before 18 months of age. Otherwise, prolonged bottle use can cause tooth decay and may encourage your child to drink much more milk than he needs.
Weaning is a natural part of the breastfeeding relationship. When and how to wean will depend on your circumstances as well as your baby's age and temperament. In most cases, a gradual weaning process is best for both you and your baby.
How to Wean an Orphan Sheep From Milk Replacer - …
When your lamb consumes regular amounts of dry feed, he might be ready for weaning. The ia Cooperative Extension website recommends abrupt weaning by removing milk replacer from the lambing pen -- or ceasing to give it if you're bottle feeding -- at about the age of 15 to 20 days.
· I started the process of weaning my son when he was about 26 months old. I stopped nursing him to bed and we would occasionally nurse in the morning, but only if we had enough time before getting ready to leave the house.