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weaning

 [wēn´ing]
1. the discontinuing of breastfeeding.
2. the discontinuing of dependency on assisted ventilation.
mechanical ventilatory weaning in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to breathe without the aid of a mechanical ventilator. See also dysfunctional ventilatory weaning response.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

wean·ing

(wēn'ing),
1. Transition of the human infant from breast-feeding or bottle nursing and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependency on a life-support system or other form of therapy.
3. Gradual elimination of physical or psychological dependence on a harmful or otherwise inappropriate substance or activity.
4. In veterinary medicine, the process of removal of the offspring from the dam; complete housing separation is often combined with removal of nursing support; or of bottled milk as a source of nutrition in those animals already taken off the dam; both processes are preceded by creep feeding.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

wean·ing

(wēn'ing)
1. Permanent deprivation of breast milk and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependence on a life-support system or other form of therapy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

weaning

Substitution of solid foods for milk in an infant's diet.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

weaning

the accustoming of a young mammal to a form of nutrition other than its mother's milk.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

wean·ing

(wēn'ing)
1. Transition of the human infant from breast-feeding or bottle nursing and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependency on a life-support system or other form of therapy.
3. Gradual elimination of physical or psychological dependence on a harmful or otherwise inappropriate substance or activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The authors recommended that early weaning should not be before 30 DAH.
The BUN concentration during the early weaning period tended to increase when ME decreased and decrease when CP decreased (p = 0.09, p<0.01, respectively).
The calves in this group were weaned at the age of 70 days after birth (early weaning).
To perform the segregated medicated early weaning protocol, in herd A, ten consecutive batches of sows were treated with 100ppm of tiamulin -0.2 to 0.6mg/kg--(Dynamutilin[R] 10% premix, Novartis, Argentina) and 400ppm of chlortetracycline -1 to 2.4mg/kg--during the last 25 days of gestation and throughout the entire lactation period (Figure 1).
In a previous study, we showed that treatment with yerba mate for 30 days minimized body mass gain, adiposity, and insulin resistance in obese rats programmed by early weaning (21).
However, despite all the measures taken for the promotion of breastfeeding, early weaning rate is still high, and this implies the emergence of many diseases including the death of children under one-year-old.
Early weaning leads to adaption problems in piglets, such as diarrhea, growth retardation, et al.
(32,33) Case 2 showed that the inappropriate introduction of complementary food with low variety (excess of cow milk with milk flour) associated with low fiber intake and early weaning caused a nutritional disorder in the child, with constipation.
Systematic Review of Determinants of Early Weaning. We undertook a systematic review of the determinants of early weaning and inappropriate introduction of cow's milk to increase our understanding of why parents do not follow infant feeding recommendations [22].
Recently, LARRL animal scientists Richard Waterman, a rangeland nutritionist, and Thomas Geary, a reproductive physiologist, teamed with local ranchers and collaborators at Montana State University (MSU) and the American Simmental Association in Bozeman, Montana, to evaluate early weaning of beef calves and its impact on cow, heifer, and steer performance.
0.7 per 100 person-weeks), suggesting that early weaning may increase infant morbidity.
Now, they have found that early weaning - stopping breastfeeding before six months - is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.

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