Breastfeeding and Milk

Taylor - posted on 06/01/2016 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hi moms! I need help/advice on good tips to start weaning my 1 year old from breastfeeding. She's so hard on my nipples now. She will not take a bottle even if I put breastmilk in it. I've been trying cows milk for weeks now and she will not take that either. She likes her soppy cups but will not take the milk in them! She's been so picky with it lately! Thank you!

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Sarah - posted on 06/01/2016

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You forget I grew up on a farm as well. In this era of scrutiny you choose to believe that farms are adding sugar to milk and no one knows about it? So yes, I defend the ADA, the Dairy Association and the AAP.

Heather - posted on 06/01/2016

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You can believe what you like, I have seen the process for myself so it's not about articles.

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2016

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Here is the information directly from the ADA:
"Lactose is the type of sugar that occurs naturally in milk. It is found in the milk of animals such as cows and goats, as well as human breast milk. Plain cow’s milk purchased in your local grocery store doesn’t contain added sugar. If you purchase flavored milks, such as chocolate or strawberry, sugar is added to the beverage for sweetness. Alternative milks such as almond, soy or oat milk may also contain added sugar. Check the nutrition labels carefully on your milk product to determine whether or not sugar has been added."
I doubt there is some hidden scandal by which they are removing and then adding sugar. It is illegal to not disclose the ingredients on the label. Milk is pasteurized to remove bacteria not nutrients. I am a school nurse and part of my job is investigating the food we feed the children. I can science you to the end of the earth on this issue, all of your arguments can be easily dismissed in one google search. Raw milk, is a different color, I drank it my whole life. We do not give raw milk as it is unstable for transport due to bacteria and it is not homogenized.
Lactose is the naturally occurring sugar in milk as seen on the label below:
http://www.healthyeating.org/Milk-Dairy/...

Heather - posted on 06/01/2016

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They pasteurize the milk (which destroys all natural nutrients), then add vitamins BACK into it, and they do add sugar to the end product. I know this cause my uncle still works on a Dairy farm and it's not necessary for them to add it to the ingredients list, as long as it says pasteurized then it covers the process I described above.
Most doctors are not trained in nutrition and go by what is told to them. I just happened to have a pediatrician who worked hand in hand with a lactation consultant. ( and we live in New England so we love our dairy) Both agreed that giving a 1 year old milk meant to take care of an animal that's supposed to grow over 300 lbs, who's natural nutrients are stripped and certain vitamins added back in isn't healthy. Next you're gonna tell me cows milk is naturally pure white as we see in the stores! When in fact it naturally has an off color to it.

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2016

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Oh she will beg for your breasts as long as you are present. So maybe have someone else offer her a sippy cup of warm cow's milk? You go away, out of sight, sound and smell. That will help. Also, try dropping her to just night nursing for a bit, and give her cow milk during the day. If she tugs at your shirt, or leans in to nurse; tell her "no, not now, at bedtime" and then make good on that promise. She will get the hang of it.

Taylor - posted on 06/01/2016

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I've tried holding her how I do breastfeeding but she's too smart! Lol Yes I am definitely her comfort!

Taylor - posted on 06/01/2016

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Thank you! Yes my pediatrician told me I could start cows milk(vitamin d) at 11 months. She told me to give half a cup a day. I've tried warming it up. My pediatrician even told me I could add a little chocolate or strawberry to it but shes not a fan of that either! I've tried different kinds of formula and she will not take them. She knows I have the milk she wants.
I'm wanting to start weaning because she is hard on the boob anymore especially with her having top and bottom teeth. She's pretty stubborn when it comes to a bottle. I have even put formula in a sippy cup! I love that I have been able to nurse her!! It's been wonderful! I'm just wanting to start weaning for different reasons. I've had friends tell me that if she's hungry enough she'll take a bottle but I'm a first time mom so I don't want her to fuss/cry just because I don't want her on the boob! So it'll be hard on me.

Sarah - posted on 06/01/2016

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The AAP recommends starting cow's milk at 12 months, and giving up to 32 ounces a day of whole milk to children 12-24 months. At 24 months you switch to 2% or skim milk. Heather, I don't know where you pediatrician is getting his advice but it is not in agreement with the AAP. Cow's milk does not have added sugar, look at the ingredients list.
Taylor, you can continue with breast-milk as long as you want to nurse. If you do want to wean her, you do not need to give her formula. Have you tried warming the milk? I found my kids did not like it cold.

Heather - posted on 06/01/2016

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You should not transition her to cows milk till two years old- it doesn't have the nutrition she needs. My doctor told me that because cows milk is loaded with added sugar to transition to baby formula till two years old. Their brains and bodies are still growing and need the nutrients that cows milk doesn't have. Plus, they have ones that supplement for breastfeeding so it wont be as sweet to her taste buds. At two years you can then give her 1/2 formula and 1/2 cows milk to make the transition easier. And the reason she wont take milk from a cup is because you are her comfort- maybe try holding her in the same position as a breastfeed, but put the cup in front of your breast instead, this way she gets held by you and comforted by your presence.

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