My baby is almost 6 months old and I am going to stop breastfeeding him in the next 2 weeks. My first question is about how much formula should a 6 month old drink at a time? 4 oz, 6oz? I am also looking for suggestions to soothing him to sleep. Ususally I just breastfeed him even if he just ate and he drifts off to sleep w/o any problems. I also do this if he wakes up at night. I'm afraid that it will be harder for him to go to sleep once I stop breastfeeding him.Answer Question
A lot of things may be harder for him and you when you switch from breastmilk. Is there a reason you are stopping that any of us can help you with so you can continue to give your baby the best?
Answer by mama_l at 11:17 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:28 AM on Sep. 15, 2010
I agree that a lot of things are going to be harder for him once you stop breastfeeding. Breastfeeding makes life so much easier and better. I take care of my grandson about every other day while my DIL works and it so much harder to care for a baby and toddler when you don't have "magic milky". My son and I wish we had it!!! It can be very traumatic for some babies to wean. It is better for mom and baby it you can bf for at least 12 mo.
From 6-12 mo babies need 32 oz of formula. Once the child is 12 mo they need only drink water. They don't need to drink cow's milk. Children under 12 mo should never have cow's milk.
Answer by Gailll at 1:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:21 PM on Sep. 15, 2010
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