What fluids do I give my baby if I am weaning her?

Molly - posted on 02/06/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter is 8 months old, breast-fed and we are about to start having our third solids meal. Next month I want to continue a nice gradual weaning process by actually dropping a nursing time. What do I need to give my daughter at these meal times instead of breast milk? I don't really want to have to use formula because we've never used it. Is water + a variety of solids enough? I'm confused about how to wean and yet still make sure my baby has the right fluids for each meal. I don't plan to totally stop breast-feeding until closer to 12 months, but I need to know what to incorporate during the process. Help!


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Dove - posted on 02/06/2013




If you are weaning under a year.... formula needs to replace the breast milk. If you are weaning after a year... cow's milk or water and solids (like yogurt, other dairy) can replace the breast milk.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/06/2013




She will still need formula. There is not enough nutritional content for her in just meals. At that age it is still practice food and should not be main meals. Either switch her to formula, or pump your breast milk for her. Once she is older than 1 year, you can put her on whole milk.

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