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    Default How important is breastmilk for a 1+ year old?

    DS (nearly 14 months) is demand fed, but during the day doesn't really demand very much, so I offer 3 or 4 times a day (and he quite happily takes!). I'm just wondering how important bm is for a 1+ year old, and if I were to stop offering and only feed when he demands (which I would think might go down to 2 feeds a day) if I would be drastically reducing his nutrient intake? Or are solids now providing him with most of his dietry requirements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by decemberbubba View Post
    DS (nearly 14 months) is demand fed, but during the day doesn't really demand very much, so I offer 3 or 4 times a day (and he quite happily takes!). I'm just wondering how important bm is for a 1+ year old, and if I were to stop offering and only feed when he demands (which I would think might go down to 2 feeds a day) if I would be drastically reducing his nutrient intake? Or are solids now providing him with most of his dietry requirements?
    breastmilk is still great, no matter what age!
    How is he with solids? do you fel he has a good appetite and wide diet?
    If you are ready to wean, id stop offering and let him lead.

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    If he is eating a balanced diet and drinking water and milk then he should be fine with 2 feeds a day.

    My 3 all self weaned between 13 and 16 months by which stage they were drinking water and milk from a sipper cup and eating well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trishalishous View Post
    breastmilk is still great, no matter what age!
    How is he with solids? do you fel he has a good appetite and wide diet?
    If you are ready to wean, id stop offering and let him lead.

    I think he's pretty good with solids, but is eating less now he refuses to eat off a spoon. He has a very healthy diet - all homemade and basically fruit, lean meat, veg and grains/ legumes (not much dairy as he's had a few allergic reactions). I'm happy to keep feeding to 2ish, I think I offer so much because he doesn't drink cows milk or have any other 'milk' replacements.


 

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