Last Reviewed: September 2009
Six Weeks to Six Months
Breastfeeding is all your baby needs for the first six months. At six months your baby will continue to breastfeed while beginning to eat other foods. Breastfeeding can continue for the first two years or more, for as long as you and your child want. There is no "right time" to stop.
The longer your child breastfeeds, the better the health benefits - breast milk changes to suit your child’s needs as he grows. The breastfeeding relationship between you and your baby also continues to grow during the toddler years.