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Weaning baby onto cows milk? 3.14159265359 1 child; Traverse City, Michigan 822 posts
16th Jul '13

So my daughter is almost 10 months and is exclusively bf, I haven't given her a bottle in over 4 months, she drinks water from a sippy during mealtimes so she has pretty much mastered the sippy. I stopped pumping about a month ago, and I donated almost all the milk I had... So I plan on putting her on cows milk about a week before her 1st birthday, we are going on vacation the day before her birthday so I'd hope she will take the milk from her sippy by then. I still plan to let her nurse at night and nap times, but that's all! She's a snacker and will drink for 2 mins like every hour and it's super hard to go anywhere or get anything done around here, and not to mention SUPER ANNOYING!



Ok so my question is, do I need to start pumping again to help with introducing the cows milk? And if so how much cows milk do I start off with? And do you think a week before her birthday will be enough time to get a decent routine going with it?



It would be nice to be able to have a cocktail or two at the pool/beach during the day and not have to worry if I'm about to be snacked on. Lol



TIA

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
16th Jul '13

Both mine just switched over night. You can also do almond milk instead of cows. I found that as an easier and healthier transition for my nursling

3.14159265359 1 child; Traverse City, Michigan 822 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Both mine just switched over night. You can also do almond milk instead of cows. I found that as an easier and healthier transition for my nursling"</blockquote>




Straight from the breast? To a sippy? And didn't look to constantly nurse?
Jeez it would be awesome if she's that easy!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Jenniferjo:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Both mine just switched over night. You can ... [snip!] ... Straight from the breast? To a sippy? And didn't look to constantly nurse? Jeez it would be awesome if she's that easy!"

I always supplemented some since I had supply issues from day 1 but she went boob to bottle to milk (in a sippy) no issues at all. Of course every baby is different.

3.14159265359 1 child; Traverse City, Michigan 822 posts
16th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" I always supplemented some since I had supply issues from day 1 but she went boob to bottle to milk (in a sippy) no issues at all. Of course every baby is different. "</blockquote>




I'd rather give organic cow milk, I don't think almond milk is for us. It's pumped full of vitamins to give it was cows milk has naturally. We aren't vegan or lactose here so it's just kinda pointless for us. Do you know how I would introduce cows milk when the time comes?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Jenniferjo:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" I always supplemented some since I had supply ... [snip!] ... vegan or lactose here so it's just kinda pointless for us. Do you know how I would introduce cows milk when the time comes?"

We only did almond milk because it was healthier and her pedi recommended it vs. cows milk. Just give her a cup of milk. If it cause issues then you might need to go a different route but both of mine just took it fine. It can cause constipation so I made sure they had lots of fiber in their diet at the time and for the first week or two gave a bit of apple juice in the mornings.