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Self weaning?

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    Koan is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by miran View Post
    Around the time they are an year old, children are supposed to reduce their milk intake (any milk - bf, cows or formula) to two feeds a day. Most of their nutrition should be coming from solids. And more than required milk interfers with that.

    Around the time my son was one, we weened him from BF to cow's milk. So that can also be an option.
    Not really. There's no age at which a BF child is "supposed" to reduce their milk intake. They reduce as they want/need, and it depends on the child. At 13 months my son was only eating one meal of solids a day and a couple of snacks, and nursing between 5-8x a day. Most of his nutrition came from BFing until he was about 18 months old, and then it was probably 50/50.

    Personally I would keep providing the bottle of expressed milk as long as he takes it.

    There's no reason for formula or any other type of milk.

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    Koan - had more than one paed's advice on this. so i would rather take their word. it's nothing to do with BF / formula or any other type of milk. it's just part of growing up - and yes each child has his / her own rate and needs. to each their own :)

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