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Colleen - posted on 07/16/2009
my baby is almost off formula now ... not my choice but hers and I am doing my best to keep it going til her 1st b-day ...
I have never had an issue going from formula (bottle) to milk (sippy) ...
my baby (11m) will take the bottle in the am when her sisters (3 yr old twins) are sleeping and at bedtime (again while her sisters are in bed) she will not take a bottle when they are around
my rule is no milk in the bottle and no formula in the sippy so when it's time to drop formula it's also with the bottle ... worked awesome with my twins and is with my Aug. baby too
so when I began trying to get her to take the sippy she was only getting whole milk and that began around 10m when she caught onto it ... she gets the sippy when she gets meals and the formula I am trying to get her to take in teh am and bedtime but there are times she will not take it so she will get extra milk at those times
Jessica - posted on 07/29/2009
Oh I'm so glad to read this. My son started weaning himself from nursing a few months ago. First he dropped the lunch time feeding and then the dinner feeding. He would only nurse when he woke up and at bedtime. He won't drink from a bottle and he refuses formula. I had been giving him water with his lunch and dinner. When he turned 10 1/2 mths I started giving him small amounts of whole milk in a sippy cup and he loved it. I just read though that it is HIGHLY recommended not to give milk until 12 months because it can cause all kinds of problems. He only has a bit of milk with lunch and dinner and so far has seemed fine. His stool has been very soft lately, but he is also just getting his first two teeth. I was considering stopping the milk, but these posts have made me feel better.
Pamela - posted on 07/24/2009
I changed my daughter over about 2 weeks ago. She was refusing formula and threw the bottles/sippies down. She was switched cold turkey. No mixing of the two as well as went straight to the sippy cup. No more bottles during the day. She just wants one before bed. I subscribed to the bath, bottle bed routine with my son and it has worked this time as well. As teeth come in keep a sippy of water handy to rinse out their mouths before putting them so so as not to let milk pool around their teeth.
I give her milk at breakfast, lunch, dinner and after nap snack as well as before bed. I always have a sippy of water hanging around the house if she is thirsty between. Very watered down juice (no more than 30% no sugar added juice) as a treat.
Katrina - posted on 07/21/2009
I am just starting to transistion my breastfed baby to whole milk this week. I'm trying just a couple ounces at first, looking for a reaction and then gradually hoping to wean her from breastfed to whole milk by the time she goes back to daycare the end of August. I only give her milk in a sippy so we can be done with bottles. She seems to be don't alright so far, but this is only day two.
Kelsi - posted on 07/17/2009
So, I am a FIRST time mommy, and I MADE A HUGE MISTAKE!!! From reading about what to do, is where my mistake comes in....My son is and always has been on soy formula since he was born...Me, being dumb and not know what to do, and my DR has been out of town fora month nw, put my son on 2% milk and mixed it with his soy formula!!!...NO JOKE, his diapers and his temperment have been HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!...Neways, i need to kno if i need to buy whole milk n try that with his soy formula???...or should i just buy soy milk, and mix it with his soy formula? How much do u do, and how often? I need as much tips as i can get asap!!!! THANKS
Alli - posted on 07/17/2009
My daughter was on cows milk for a couple of weeks the first week and a half was fine but then the second week I noticed her stool was not right..Sensitive stomachs run in my family so I switched to Organic Soy milk and she has done great she loves the taste and her stool in normal again!
Sabrina - posted on 07/15/2009
im still bfing but i have caught her drinking milk out of her sisters bottle. she hasnt had a reaction to it. so next month she will be ready for milk on occasion. since i still plan to bf until she is ready to wean herself. she will probably only get the whole milk when daddy watched her and i am out. ive never mixed or diluted milk for any of my kids. i just give it to them and see how they react. no probs yet. but i have had to warm it up for some of them. but they got over it.
Stefanie - posted on 07/15/2009
The biggest reason dr's suggest waiting until one year is because of milk or lactose allergies. They can be especially hard on little ones. Being so close, my guy (Sully) is now 10mo 1 week, I'm going to start changing him over. I would try 3 times a day at least. Maybe before nap and bedtime. Plus, I think there may be more calories in Vit D milk (whole milk) than formula because of the fat content?? Not sure though. Good luck! I know I'll need it too! haha!
Angela - posted on 07/15/2009
you can start on cow milk at age 1. i talked to several other moms and the week that they decided to make the transition they mixed the formula with cow's milk for a week (adding more cow's milk then baby milk to the mix day after day). After the week was up it was cow's milk all the way!!
Sonya - posted on 07/14/2009
We give our little girl whole milk in her sippy cup a few times a day. But she still gets her formula. I am tempted to switch early, but I know that she still needs the calories (she was born a little small and didn't gain much wait until she was over a month). I just replaced the container at home and at daycare, so she will get it until it runs out, which will be about perfectly timed to her birthday on the 6th.
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