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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #210 on: May 24, 2016, 21:15:00 pm »
Ask away, that's what this thread is for.

Yes, all dairy counts towards the 3 servings a day. A serving a about 5ozs but that's very loose as obviously babies vary greatly in size and total calories required.



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #211 on: May 25, 2016, 14:36:56 pm »
Thanks Ali!

This is all very helpful. I tried giving DS BM in a cup but it was cold...he wasn't too fond of it. Should I warm it up or keep giving it to him cold since most likely cows milk will be served cold unless I warm that up too.
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #212 on: May 25, 2016, 21:33:45 pm »
I warm up cows milk till now (16mo), never really throught of giving it cold:p haha, but that's just me having that dumb moment over here:p

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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #213 on: May 26, 2016, 16:02:24 pm »
Haha warm it is! Honestly I have never been a milk lover so this is all new territory for me!
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #214 on: May 26, 2016, 23:16:54 pm »
You can try it both ways and see



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #215 on: July 07, 2016, 13:17:52 pm »
Hi ladies!

Our EASY  is leaning towards a morning snack and drink instead of a BF (so he doesn't fall asleep!). Is this ok at 8 months? Or should I offer formula?

We are currently on 4 feeds a day plus 1-2 night feeds. I feed after naps but if he wakes at 12ish, it might be better to offer lunch instead.
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #216 on: July 07, 2016, 19:45:42 pm »
Personally wouldn't drop a day feed while you're still having night feeds. 8mo is extremely early to go down to 3 daytime feeds.



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #217 on: July 07, 2016, 19:56:24 pm »
I've forgotten all of this!

So, given that I'm back to work when he's one, when would you drop feeds?
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #218 on: July 08, 2016, 14:30:36 pm »
We dropped daytime feeds over the 10-12 month period - think we went to 3 feeds around 10 months and then 2 feeds around 11 months, with the last two being dropped at around the 12 month mark.  Others may do it differently or feel more strongly about continuing more feeds to a year of age but I felt 1 or 2 weeks wasn't going to make much of a difference and it was less stressful to do it that way with time to play with before going back to work.  I'm not sure if continuing any feeds (say morning and night) is an option for you when you are working?
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #219 on: July 08, 2016, 16:17:02 pm »
Ideally just night feed, so I can run out the door to work! But morning and night would be ok.
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #220 on: July 09, 2016, 10:31:28 am »
I don't think you need to start doing anything about weaning yet if 12mo is your plan to drop feeds by. 4 months is a long time in the life of a baby.

You could either start to drop a feed around 10-11 months or just continue as you are right up until you go back to work  Then get whoever is looking after him to offer a snack instead of the usual BF once you re back at work. That's what my sister did. If you aren't there he'll probably just happily accept the snack instead.  Depends on your supply though if you're worried about getting leaky boob at work!



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #221 on: July 10, 2016, 12:53:19 pm »
Hi ladies! I'm wondering for a 13 month old, is it strange that he happily goes without a daytime feed or two but still takes 1 early morning NF?

Some days he wants to nurse all four day feeds (teething canines at the moment ick!!!) and sometimes he's ok with just a snack and a cup of milk (drinks maybe an ounce but I compensate with yogurt and cheese throughout the day).

Also he seems to like almond milk more than cows milk, should I still push him to drink cows milk?
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #222 on: July 10, 2016, 15:52:44 pm »
No, he doesn't need to drink actual milk. You can offer dairy as yogurt or cheese, milk on cereal or in milky puddings.

I'd just be led by him on the daytime feeds. It's probably the teething.



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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #223 on: August 02, 2016, 16:52:06 pm »
In need of some hand holding...

DD is 10mo & I go back to work in a month so need to wean her off day feeds at least...& ideally the one NF she sometimes has too.  I had hoped to BF until 1yo but our circumstances mean I have to go back to work at 11mo and I want her to be prepared. I'm just offering the afternoon feed in a cup at the moment and offering formula.

I just feel low.  I feel bad for not giving expressed milk but I know I don't have time to express with DS about and definitely won't at work (even though they have a policy to allow for expressing milk, I know it wouldn't fit with meetings and appointments). I feel bad that I haven't made it to the 1yo mark. And I feel bad that she had dropped the night feed but then started again when I fed her out of desperation to get her back to sleep. I feel bad that sometimes she won't take the cup and I offer BF instead so also failing at weaning.

My mood isn't helped by her still waking for 2 hrs in the night every night for the last 2wks. Just need a bit of a hug and hand holding to get over this.
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Re: Weaning thread part 3... Come share experiences and offer support
« Reply #224 on: August 02, 2016, 20:07:47 pm »
Big hugs, here to hold your hand. I'm wavering about the best thing to do, too. How many feeds are you on now?
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