Jen - posted on 03/11/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
As our babies are quickly approaching the one year mark, I thought it would be helpful to start a thread on how to go about weaning from both the breast and the bottle (or even the pacifier). I know that this time around weaning will be different for us because my daughter (now 4), weaned herself from the breast at 6 months, but my son loves his boobie. :)
With my daughter I started mixing whole milk into her formula 4 weeks before her 1st b-day. Each week I added 2 more ounces of milk and she was completely on whole milk by her 1st birthday. I also weaned her off of the bottle at the same time so that she only had 1 bottle left on her b-day. Each week I replaced one bottle with a sippy cup.
Now I'm at a loss on weaning. I need to wean my son, by August because I plan on going to school full time (I'm part time now). I also don't know if you can safely mix breast and whole milk. Any tips?