Over the years, various peoples and traditions have established what they believe to be the most opportune times to perform specific tasks. Some of these times are based on Moon phases, and other are based on the sign of the Zodiac that the Moon is in.
One “rule” for weaning is to do it when the Moon is the signs of Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. These signs rule the thighs, knees, ankles, and feet, and the dates listed in the Farmers’ Almanac are based on this rule. Many people have consulted the dates for weaning a variety of animals, and have had great success.
Weaning a human baby is a more complicated process, and every child is different. Though we do list best days to wean, and encourage parents to try the dates listed, we recommend that you do what’s best for you child when weaning him or her from a bottle.