Is my seven-month-old weaning?
Older babies, toddlers, and older children don’t breastfeed the same way as newborns. Older babies are more efficient, so their daytime feeds are short. They are also easily distracted. Their best feeds are often at bedtime or at night. Mothers may notice that their breasts don’t feel as full as they were during the first month, and their milk may look slightly blue or watery. Some mothers mistake these changes as signs that their milk supply has decreased or that it is time to wean the baby. These changes, however, are normal and breast milk is an important part of an older baby's diet. It is rare for milk supply to decrease and for babies to wean themselves before one year of age without a cause.