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wean

verb [T] uk   /wiːn/ us  
to cause a baby or young animal to stop feeding on its mother's milk and to start eating other food, especially solid food, instead: The studies were carried out on calves that had been weaned at five weeks of age.
weaning
noun [U] uk   /ˈwiː.nɪŋ/ us  
A lot of mothers find early weaning from breast milk more convenient.
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