It is recommended that the transition is slow and gradual for the sake of physical and mental wellbeing of the baby and the mother.
There are many physiological and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother. Even after the first six months, continued breastfeeding can boost a baby’s immune system and help them digest solid food when you decide to make the switch.
A gradual transition from breastfeeding to solid food can prevent the mother from developing issues such as engorged breasts and mastitis.
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