Whole Milk or Breast Milk?

Liz - posted on 09/04/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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So my daughter is almost 15 months old, and her doctor is concerned about her weight. She is only 18 pounds, and is in the 3rd percentile. Personally, I'm not concerned, because I know she's healthy, but the doctor says she needs to be drinking whole milk, even though she's still nursing, part time. I cannot get her to drink whole milk! And on the same note, every time I'm home, she wants to be attached to me! She's starting to get rude about it, tugging on my shirt and things like that. I'm not sure if that means its time to stop, or if there is just a way to teach her to be more polite. What do you ladies think?

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http://www.kellymom.com/bf/older-baby/nu...

Here's a great link on nursing manners. Teach her a word or a sign for milk and keep encouraging her to ask instead of demanding. I would keep nursing. You can't force her to take milk anyway. If she's eating solids offer her high fat foods like avocados. I've heard moms of smaller kids say they add butter to foods too.

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Breastmilk has more calories/fat than whole milk, so switching won't increase her weight. You most certainly can start to teach her nursing manners.

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