how to wean a 10 month old?

Krystal - posted on 08/18/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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im trying to wean my 10 month old and i was gonna do half breastmilk and half whole milk can i have some thoughts on that and maybe some ideas

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Anna - posted on 08/22/2011

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It's not recommended to start whole milk until baby is at least one year of age. If you're determined to partially wean, you should use forumula.

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Krystal - posted on 08/20/2011

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Thank yall for all yalls input i am gonna start feeding him some pedisure milk at first to see how that goes and thenn i am gonna go to whole milk like yall said i dont want it to be a shock into something so it may take longer then a year for me but thats ok i really dont have him on a schedule he eats whenever he is hungry since im a stay at home mom...

Janice - posted on 08/20/2011

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I very slowly began dropping feeds at 10 mo. and gave whole milk during meals at 11 mo. Between 10-12mo. we went from 6 down to 3 feeds a day. My daughter never took bottles so when we started whole milk it was just milk in a sippy cup during "table" meals. She did fine and continued to grow. We didn't completely wean until 17 mo. and I'm so glad we did it slowly because there was no drama for either of us.

Samantha - posted on 08/19/2011

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i weaned my daughter at 10 months i asked her doctor at 6 months if i could start giving her whole milk if i decided to quit and they said so long as she is eating alot of meat because they need the iron thats not in whole milk. at 9 months i started giving her 1 bottle of whole milk for her to sip on and would still let her bf when she wanted. eventually i quit bf during the day and she only had whole milk during the day and bf at night because thats the only time she really wanted it anyway. after about a week of only bf at night i started giving her a bottle at night and was quit. she pretty much weined herself for the most part she would only want to bf during the day bf nap time anyways. just try cutting out one feeding at a time so it doesnt shock them whole milk is fine at 10 months if you feed them alot of meat or other foods with iron.

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Why not start the half and half deal at 12 months? There's no real reason a child HAS to stop at exactly 12 months.

My twins were schedule fed, so how I weaned them (starting at 13 months) was to just drop one feed at a time. By 14 months they were only having the bedtime nursing and we stopped that at 15 months. In place of feedings they would have a snack and/or milk.... except the middle of the night one, but at about 14 months is when they started sleeping through the night on their own.

My son was another story entirely and he didn't stop nursing til 3.25 years and he only stopped cuz he had to go spend 4 weeks w/ his father and there was no 'baboo' for him to come home to.....

Also, Sara brings up an excellent point about how many solids your baby is eating since some babies/toddlers are extremely picky from time to time. In that case, switching to formula would be a healthier move if you are still going to start weaning now.... and even after a year (if baby doesn't eat much/enough variety).

Krystal - posted on 08/18/2011

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i havent checked i just didnt want be mean and pull him straight off at a year and give him whole milk.does anybody have any stories on how they weaned there kids

Amy - posted on 08/18/2011

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I second what Sara said it's not recommended to introduce whole milk before the first year and you could be depriving your child of nutrients he needs so you would have to do formula if you wanted to wean at this point!

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Have you checked with your child's doctor about the whole milk? It's really not recommended for babies under 1 year. Is he eating a lot of solids? The main concern is that cow's milk doesn't have everything that baby needs like breast milk so if he's not making that up with solids then he will be lacking nutrients.

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