I've been breastfeeding him for a year exactly. Should I delay giving him cow's milk? If so or not what do you suggest?Answer Question
Answer by Bearsjen at 1:06 AM on Jun. 8, 2009
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Answer by MommyRuby2008 at 10:36 AM on Jun. 8, 2009
I had this same question when my breastfeed daughter was turning one (she is 19 months and still breastfeeding and I will continue until she self-weans).
We drink cow's milk in our house, so I figured I would give her some since that is what she will be drinking when she is older.
I started giving her a little in a sippy cup with breakfast. She gets about 3-4oz. of cow's milk a day and still breastfeeds 4-6 times a day as well.
Answer by Wistful at 10:44 AM on Jun. 8, 2009
It's up to you. I typically give them 1-2 cups of cows milk per day in addition to continued breastfeeding. However, there is no need to if she's still getting plenty of breastmilk. My second child was allergic to dairy until he was around 2yrs. so he only had breastmilk, water, and a little bit of juice. If you do want to go ahead and introduce cow's milk now, just give her a little from a cup at meal times and then continue to breastfeed as usual.
Answer by sarahmae3 at 11:22 AM on Jun. 8, 2009