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    Default Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    I didn't even consider NOT transitioning bub onto cows milk and instead continuing to bf.
    Been researching..would love to hear your thoughts?

    At the moment we do a 5/6am, 9am(naptime/bf to sleep), 1pm(naptime/bf to sleep), 4pm bf snack and 6:30pm(bedtime/feed to sleep) breastfeed.

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    Default Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    At 12 months my boy's feeds went something like:

    7am boobie feed
    3pm cows milk in a sippy cup
    6:30pm boobie feed

    I cut back to 3 feeds to make sure bub had enough room for solids. I couldn't BF during the day as I am at work and I couldn't be stuffed expressing past the 12 month point.

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    My dd had breast milk and cows milk for about 8 months. I started giving her a bit of cows milk at about 12 months and she weaned at 20 months.

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    Default Re: Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    My DS is 12 months and I'm thinking about cutting back on cows milk and trying to bf instead of giving him a milk bottle.
    I'm pregnant and my supply has dropped heaps but I really want to cut back on the cows milk. He LOVES having bottles though, how stupid of me to actually introduce them at 12 months lol!
    How many dairy servings are appropriate for 12 months?

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    Default Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    I'm still demand BF my 19 month old.. She won't have a bar of cows milk.. May drink a little in a smoothie & that's it 😳

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    Default Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    My 15 month old is allergic to dairy (his two sisters have been too), and they never had formula. I wean and they don't have a substitute for the feed, but I make sure their diet is complete. The nutrients in dairy can be replaced by plenty of other foods. The only "milk" my DS has is rice milk in his cereal.

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    Default Breast milk vs cows milk at 12mo

    For 13-36months the recommended dairy (or alternative) intake is 250g or 1-1 1/2 serves - a tub of yogurt and normal intake of veggies/seeds/fruits would give this

    Breast milk is obviously better as its made for babies - plenty more vitamins and antibodies plus dairy will hinder iron absorption

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    Yep if you can continue to breastfeed and you're happy with it, it'll be better for babe than cow's milk. And cheaper. My little one is slowly weaning herself at the moment, she's 23 months and has maybe one feed a day, at nap time. She has a small amount of cow's milk in the morning (her 'cino) and lots of cheese and yoghurt.


 

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