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I need to stop breastfeeding but my baby is having a hard time accepting a bottle.
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A: I am going to be 18 years old and my son is 10 months old. I breastfeed and I tried to get him to eat from both the bottle and my breast but he preferred my breast, and now he is so picky that’s all he wants. I want to stop breastfeeding so I can go back to school, and I wanted to know how to do that without him starving. I’ve also been trying to give him fresh milk and he likes it, but he also only wants it when he wants it. I try to give him solids but all he does is cry so I tried to feed him table food but he fights with me. What do I do?
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez M.D., M.P.H. Pediatrician