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This is a really interesting question.
My first response is: a couple of years.
In my own experience and in observing other mothers, the weaning process seems to take years. Not days or weeks. Years.
Originally posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Julia Jones of Newborn Mothers. Reprinted with permission
Julia works with pregnant women who want to find peace and joy in motherhood. She is an Ayurvedic postnatal doula, recipe book author and creator of a weekly free pregnancy podcast. Click her to listen to her free podcasts.
There has been a lot of media regarding introducing solids, and when to wean children and other articles that imply that mothers should all be doing the same thing in raising their children.