How to go from the breast straight to milk without any stomach problems or mixing of formula

Renee - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My little one wont take the bottle or a soother, she does have sensitivity to milk products. With my other, i was always able to ease them into cows milk gradually. She is going to be ten months old, it is time, any ideas.

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Cacie - posted on 08/09/2009

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My Child never had a bottle at 6 months I started giving her a cup with just a little water to get used to it and by 10 months she was a pro and I started giving her organic whole milk. I would ask your doctor what try since she has a sensativity to milk becasue she may just not be ready.

Jennel - posted on 08/08/2009

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With My daugther she would not take a bottel so when she was 10 months i just started offering milk to her in a cup with meals she would not tuch formula i tryed that first. then when she was 10 1/2 months she weened her self off me and went straight onto Milk in a cup im so glad i started her when i did. Thought im not sure about milk sensativity never had to deal with it. Good luck

Jackie - posted on 08/08/2009

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I also agree with the mixing of the breast milk with the formula too. I also was wondering if she has any problems with soy..because some children who have problems with milk also have them with soy too. So, keep an eye on her with the soy and if problems I would suggest Rice milk...know it doesn't sound good but it is another alternitive. For I didn't have problems with the bottle or soother but when it came to milk products and soy my middle child did have problems and was only resloved through my diet or using alementam (sorry about spelling on that) at least until she was a year old then we switched her to rice milk and I think I did some mixing for a little while till she started drinking it straight without the breastmilk. Hope this helps some and good luck.

Amber - posted on 08/07/2009

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if u have a pump i suggest mixing half and half with breastmilk and formula..also you can get nipple covers from the pharmacy that are like bottles to get her to have an easier switch from your nipple to a bottle nipple..i also help my son as if i was nursing him when drinking out of a bottle and it was hard at first but just do little steps I hope this helps! msg me if u have any questions..i went through the same thing

Renee - posted on 08/05/2009

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I tried her with soy vanilla today, she seemed to like it, but i dont think enough to be able to ween her. She drank it out of the sippy cup, I then tryed it out of a bottle and no way. It is very frustrating, It has been 9 months and I have been able to go no where. I would just like a break. She also gets up 3 times or more a night to feed and to sooth, which is what I am really trying to get rid of. I dont mind breastfeeding, but I wish she would take an alternative, so I could have a break. thanks for your ideas ladies

Alishia - posted on 08/05/2009

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when my daughter was born she had alot of bowel probems an after just two weeks my breast milk dryed up an we put her on to karicare whiich made her constipated so we oput her on to nan ha gold an that helps break down the food so no stomach pains its 30 dollers but its good all my kids will be put on it

Jennifer (Elle) - posted on 08/04/2009

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10 months is too young for cow's milk to be easily digestible. The best think for a 10 month old who is not breast feeding is formula - for sensitive babies try soy based organic formula (such as earth's best). From the nutritional standpoint a 10 month old is still getting quite a bit nutritionally from breast milk, if you must stop she really should be on something nutritionally similar. The protein/fat makeup of cow's milk is the complete opposite of what she's used to digesting, nor is it the best thing to give. Hold off on the milk for at least another three months.

Nicole - posted on 08/04/2009

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My daughter (13mnths) does not take a bottle or a soother either. I tried just giving her milk in a cup and she did not like it so we just kept trying. She will drink some now but she loves loves loves to nurse! Try goats milk, i was told its the closest to cows milk if her allergy continues.

Taleekqua - posted on 08/04/2009

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My daughter also would not take a bottle nor a soother. What I did was keep giving it to her and eventually she took to it. She was refusing the bottle because she was so used to my breast. If you child is sensitive to milk you should probably ask her doctor if your baby can drink Soy milk, but when you switch the milk it might lead to stomach aches until her body gets used to it. I hope it works out for you!!!!!

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