Bosses at the BBC soap are thought to be changing their plans for the plot following a backlash which has prompted almost 6,000 viewers to lodge official complaints to the corporation.
The storyline - which began on New Year's Eve - has focused on Ronnie Branning's (Samantha Womack) decision to secretly switch her dead son with Kat Moon's (Jessie Wallace) newborn child after losing her baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
According to The Mirror today, the plotline was originally due to run until Christmas, but "several scenes" have now been cut and rewrites are currently taking place, allowing a "happy ending" to air within the next few months.
A Walford source told the newspaper: "We have listened to what people have said and taken on board the complaints and are now rescheduling things and working on the final scripts. It is important that we listen to viewers, because it is their soap after all.
"Filming will be done in the next few weeks and the storyline will end this spring, possibly by April."
It is alleged that the changes resulted from an emergency meeting which took place at EastEnders yesterday following the controversy.