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wean
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Romeo and Juliet
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  • ’tis since the earthquake now eleven years; And she was wean’d,—I never shall forget it—, Of all the days of the year, upon that day: For I had then laid wormwood to my dug, Sitting in the sun under the dove-house wall; My lord and you were then at Mantua: Nay, I do bear a brain:—but, as I said, When it did taste the wormwood on the nipple Of my dug and felt it bitter, pretty fool, To see it tetchy, and fall out with the dug!

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  • Worldwide, most babies are weaned much later, but in the US, fewer than 20% of babies are still nursing when they are six months old.
  • She weaned her baby when he was three months old and started him on cow’s milk.

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