Q&A: Do I Need to Wean Baby?

The doctor says my baby is allergic to cow's milk in my diet. Does this mean I'll have to wean early?
ByJack Newman, MD, FRCPC
March 2, 2017

On the contrary, you should keep breastfeeding and breastfeed longer. How did the doctor make this diagnosis, though? Because the baby is colicky? Because of blood in the bowel movements? Because the baby spits up a lot? Cow’s-milk allergies are often misdiagnosed. Furthermore, much can be done to alleviate such symptoms without you going off milk products, which would be a better solution than weaning. For more information, see the colic information sheet at

Related Video
end night time feeding, sleeping baby

How to Night Wean Baby

profile picture of Kristina Cappetta
Kristina Cappetta
baby demonstrating one of the nine faces of weaning

9 Faces of Weaning Every Parent Needs to Know, According to Experts

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor

Q&A: How Can I Prevent Mastitis?

profile picture of Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Lactation Specialist

Q&A: I'm Trying to Wean, Now What?

profile picture of Jeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Jeanne Cygnus, IBCLC, RLC
Lactation Specialist

Q&A: Does Weaning Affect Fertility?

profile picture of Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC
Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC
mom cuddling bed baby

How to Stop Breastfeeding (and Keep Baby Happy)

profile picture of Lisa Milbrand
Lisa Milbrand
Contributing Writer
Article removed.