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Transition to Regular Milk?? MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
26th Jan '13

I plan to just pump LO milk and feed it to him in a cup until he is 2 years old, but just in case my supply doesn't last until then I am wondering what is the best option for him.



If I can't continue breastfeeding until he is 2 is cows milk, almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk a better option? My oldest son can't tolerate whole milk so I just worry about what will be most gentle on his tummy, but still providing him with the fats and nutrients he needs. I have at least a couple months until I would have to worry about any transition but I figured it would be best to ask now.



Also, how much milk vs water should a one year old be getting a day?

Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts
26th Jan '13

Watching.... DD will be one in February and I am going to start the transition then, because that is my parenting style. :D

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
26th Jan '13

Watching because I'm kind of in the same boat...

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" I plan to just pump LO milk and feed it to him in a cup until he is 2 years old, but just in case my ... [snip!] ... transition but I figured it would be best to ask now. Also, how much milk vs water should a one year old be getting a day?"


We just switched DD to cow's milk. Both her pedi and our WIC councilor recommended only 2 servings of milk a day (in the morning with breakfast and in the evening with her dinner), water with meals and snacks, and one cup of juice with a snack. She still refuses to drink from a sippy, so it's water in a bottle before bed.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" Watching because I'm kind of in the same boat..."


How old is your LO? Im puking up everything I eat for the past few weeks and I can tell its seriously effecting my supply. Im worried I won't make it through this pregnancy without drying up. I hope that's not the case, but if I can't nurse him idk what is best to give him. Im worried he will get a belly ache on cows milk.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
26th Jan '13

imy daughter get two servings of whole milk a day at breakfast and at supper/before bed...also juice/water with snacks during the day my pediatrician said that she should not get less then 8 ounce of whole milk a day and no more then 20-24 ounces in a day cause that cause her to get constipated

Aryann's Mommy Due May 14 (boy); 1 child; Camas, Washington 172 posts
26th Jan '13

Dd can't tolerate whole milk either so we put her almond. Soy was what we were going to do but after looking into it I didn't like how much estrogen was in it, goats milk was also an option I looked into but I could find any. Out of almond, rice or coconut milk I personally liked what almond had in it for fat and protein, so that's what we went with.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" How old is your LO? Im puking up everything I eat for the past few weeks and I can tell its seriously ... [snip!] ... that's not the case, but if I can't nurse him idk what is best to give him. Im worried he will get a belly ache on cows milk."</blockquote>




My lo is 10 months and I'm 12 weeks pregnant... I haven't puked but I just couldn't eat anything... I lost 15 lbs. I just now can finally eat. My supply is better now that I'm eating again.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" How old is your LO? Im puking up everything ... [snip!] ... but I just couldn't eat anything... I lost 15 lbs. I just now can finally eat. My supply is better now that I'm eating again."

Did it get better just now? Im about the same spacing as you. LO is nine months and im 9 weeks. Im at the point that I dont want to eat because I know I will puke but if I don't eat I get wicked migraines.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Did it get better just now? Im about the same spacing as you. LO is nine months and im 9 weeks. Im at ... [snip!] ... and im 9 weeks. Im at the point that I dont want to eat because I know I will puke but if I don't eat I get wicked migraines."</blockquote>



Yes. I noticed after I started taking my prescription prenatals it helped then now that I'm eating I've noticed a big difference. I'm just worried because I am not sure when milk changes normally.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" Did it get better just now? Im about ... [snip!] ... then now that I'm eating I've noticed a big difference. I'm just worried because I am not sure when milk changes normally."

I was told it happens around 20 weeks but everyone is different and many people can continue to nurse through it without problems. Im just worried my supply is nosediving.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3187 posts
26th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" I was told it happens around 20 weeks but everyone is different and many people can continue to nurse through it without problems. Im just worried my supply is nosediving."</blockquote>




Hopefully you feel better soon... :/ it would suck to be that sick...

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46778 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MunchkinWrangler:</b>" I was told it happens around 20 weeks ... [snip!] ... worried my supply is nosediving."</blockquote> Hopefully you feel better soon... :/ it would suck to be that sick..."

Thanks