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Why, why is it ok for a 3 yo to use a bottle of cow's milk ...?????

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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Yesterday, DS and I went to visit his godmother to be, she wasn't home but her mom and other aunt were. Godmother is SO's cousin. Her mom is SO's aunt. Well DS and I await her, I was chit chatting with the old aunts (between 49 and 60 yo, by old I mean really older than me, not actually old). 

DS got hungry so I took him back and started nursing, we were all women there, so I didn't  use cover just 2nd shirt method. Well the older aunt asked me about AF return and other stuff because she EBF 3 out of her 5 children. The 49er asked me when I'll took that away from my DS... WFT is wrong whit her, it is OK that her almost 3yo Grandaughter still drinks her cow's milk from a baby bottle, she left toddle formula when she was 2, but not ok that my almost 9mo still breastfeed.

I told her when he is 2 years old or when he decide. She told me I told my DIL to quiet that when my other DGD was 18 months because that is not correct. I was so mad and told her WHO and AAP and MAP (Mexican Association of Pediatrician).

Why, why it is ok for a 3 yo to use a bottle of milk and not for a 9mo to keep nursing???

by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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CaitsCookies
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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My 20mo has never used a bottle for anything.  She uses a cup with a straw for everything except nursing, and she's not showing any indications that she wants to stop nursing any time soon.

Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:35 PM
It isn't, that's ridiculous and kudos to you for knowing better and trying to educate. :-)
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Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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People are just silly! But yay for you preaching the truth!
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turttlemom
by Nayelli on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

She is nuts... She thinks all she does is the way to be done and everybody should follow her. I respect her but she also was trying to convince me to give him bread with sour cream. Hell no.

I know, before my DS I never thought about this stuff, SO has some cousins who EBF and she saw them like weirdos, and now I'm one of them too because I told her DS will not take cow's milk, she told me, you should do some research, where will your baby take his calcium from. I told her almond milk, I don't really know if that is a source of calcium, but I'll do my research when it comes the time.


Quoting Cruz-s-mommy:

It isn't, that's ridiculous and kudos to you for knowing better and trying to educate. :-)



CaitsCookies
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 12:55 PM

If you have WIC, at baby's 1st bday, they expect the baby to transition to whole milk.  :-/

K8wizzo
by Kate on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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Your baby will get plenty of calcium as long as he's nursing at least 3 times a day.  When he goes below that, yes, almond milk is a source of calcium, as are cheese, yogurt, salmon, almonds, leafy greens, fortified OJ..... lots of ways to get it that don't involve drinking cow's milk if he doesn't like it.

Quoting turttlemom:

She is nuts... She thinks all she does is the way to be done and everybody should follow her. I respect her but she also was trying to convince me to give him bread with sour cream. Hell no.

I know, before my DS I never thought about this stuff, SO has some cousins who EBF and she saw them like weirdos, and now I'm one of them too because I told her DS will not take cow's milk, she told me, you should do some research, where will your baby take his calcium from. I told her almond milk, I don't really know if that is a source of calcium, but I'll do my research when it comes the time.


Quoting Cruz-s-mommy:

It isn't, that's ridiculous and kudos to you for knowing better and trying to educate. :-)




turttlemom
by Nayelli on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

No, I don't. I'm not from U.S.

But I know that will be another battle with daycare, but hopefully I'm preparing Pedi's letter in advance so he doesn't take the whole milk.


Quoting CaitsCookies:

If you have WIC, at baby's 1st bday, they expect the baby to transition to whole milk.  :-/



CaitsCookies
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:08 PM
The nurses at our WIC office finally stopped looking at me like I've grown 2 heads. lol They also think I'm nuts because I'm homeschooling my stepson who has PTSD.
Quoting turttlemom:

No, I don't. I'm not from U.S.

But I know that will be another battle with daycare, but hopefully I'm preparing Pedi's letter in advance so he doesn't take the whole milk.


Quoting CaitsCookies:

If you have WIC, at baby's 1st bday, they expect the baby to transition to whole milk.  :-/




KelleyLitty
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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Unfortunately we live in a society in the US where it is more acceptable to let your dog snuggle with you in bed rather than your own babies. And people wonder why children are the way they are these days.
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Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Apr. 22, 2013 at 1:16 PM
Yep, what she said. We don't do cows milk, but almond and coconut milk, they actually both have 50% more calcium than whole milk. My 20 month old still nurses several times a day, so. he doesn' t really need them at this point, but has them very occasionally.


Also I would have told the aunt (?) to do her own research efore doling out inaccurat


Quoting K8wizzo:

Your baby will get plenty of calcium as long as he's nursing at least 3 times a day.  When he goes below that, yes, almond milk is a source of calcium, as are cheese, yogurt, salmon, almonds, leafy greens, fortified OJ..... lots of ways to get it that don't involve drinking cow's milk if he doesn't like it.

Quoting turttlemom:

She is nuts... She thinks all she does is the way to be done and everybody should follow her. I respect her but she also was trying to convince me to give him bread with sour cream. Hell no.

I know, before my DS I never thought about this stuff, SO has some cousins who EBF and she saw them like weirdos, and now I'm one of them too because I told her DS will not take cow's milk, she told me, you should do some research, where will your baby take his calcium from. I told her almond milk, I don't really know if that is a source of calcium, but I'll do my research when it comes the time.



Quoting Cruz-s-mommy:

It isn't, that's ridiculous and kudos to you for knowing better and trying to educate. :-)






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