Any moms going thru the transition of nursing to homo milk?

Melissa - posted on 02/18/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Sara has just turned 9 months and latelyit seems she is getting tired of nursing as she doesn't nurse as long as she used to. So at her 9 month check up I questioned the doctor if I can nurse in the first part of the AM and jsut before she goes to bed (as I don't want to give it up totally) then thru the day offer the homo milk, she said it was fine. I was jsut wondering if anyone else is somewhat in the same situation as Sara isn't taking to the homo milk all that well.

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Kelsey - posted on 02/18/2009

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I noticed my daughter wasn't nursing as long as she used to as well, and I was told by a lactation specialist that it is because she is more efficient. The babies learn how to best express the milk as they get older so that could be why. I can't help you out with the homo milk however :(. Hope that was a little helpful.

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Stasia - posted on 02/19/2009

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I have been dealing with the same thing, my daughter doesn't nurse for very long, but then wants to nurse much more frequently.

I was under the impression that cow's milk was only for babies 1 yr and older, I guess every place has it's own ideas, but I am curious if Cows milk has enough nutrients as a substitute?

Ellie - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi, I am going through the same issue with my daughter who is 9 mos today, and i was going to ask her pedi at her appt if she can transition to whole milk and bypass formula. She is not nursing much during the day and i am pumping, but my supply is dwindling. I think if you mix your milk with the whole milk, you might have success. Good luck, hope it works out for you both!

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Kelsey:



I noticed my daughter wasn't nursing as long as she used to as well, and I was told by a lactation specialist that it is because she is more efficient. The babies learn how to best express the milk as they get older so that could be why. I can't help you out with the homo milk however :(. Hope that was a little helpful.






I was wondering if that was happening as I know I would be very full in the AM and she nurses without stopping for a good 4- 6 minutes then on and off for the next 10-15 minutes. Thankjs for the insite :)

Melissa - posted on 02/19/2009

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Its not the bottle that Sara isn't liking (thankfully :D ) as she has been feeding off of a bottle since Nov. I'm wondering if it is the different taste. The doctor suggested diluting the homo with water (1/2 of each) but I'm wondering if I should dilute it with my milk...

Lucy - posted on 02/19/2009

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i stopped breasting during the day and only fed morning and night when i went back to work. i managed to do this for the past 3months and have only just stopped as i havent got a good supply anymore, but my son did refuse bottles to start, i had to pin him in my arms to get it down him but after a week of this and waiting til he was really hungry did the trick, just keep going and she will get the hang of it, try using expressed breastmilk first to get her used to the idea then try different milk when she is happier

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