Thanks for posting about this. My son is 11 months and is primarily breast fed but used to drink a 6-8ounce bottle of formula before bed. About a month ago he started rejecting the bottle and demanding to be nursed instead. After many nights of prepping the bottle and him turning it down, we have nursed before bed and I try to give him the bottle first thing in the morning. Sometimes he drinks at most 3ounces and then demands to be nursed. I think he is thirsty in the mornings so he is at least getting that but I am in need of advice. Also haven’t really come to terms with weaning him and what that will mean for his sleep and diet.
Mix one part cows milk to three parts formula and slowly increase ratio
https://www.thedailymeal.com/why-you-should-stop-drinking-milk-right-now/013014 if anyone is interested in reading why you shouldn’t drink cows milk.
My daughter drinks unsweetened almond milk, she likes silk brand best, especially the refrigerated one. She’s not too skinny so we don’t need to worry about the extra fat they get from cows milk. The doc agreed with our decision because she was getting diarrhea from the milk. The doc said people give their kids too much milk, that’s why they have tummy issues. We all have a threshold of how much we can handle and kids don’t need nearly as much milk as most parents give them. I’d reduce the quantity to see if it helps and if not switch to almond milk which has 40% daily calcium per cup.
I took care of a preemie who didn’t transition well and so we did almond milk with carnation instant breakfast in it. There’s a reason cow’s milk is so hard on our bellies when we first have it. I gave up cow’s milk about 6 years ago at my nutritionists recommendation due to hormone concerns as well as soy. About a year later I drank milk with breakfast and it was the worst stomach pain of my life. I’ve never been intolerant to it before but because I hadn’t had it in so long it didn’t sit well. Knowing how it felt for me I could never give it to a baby, They can’t tell you how bad it hurts so you would never know unless you did it yourself.
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