I NEED SOME ADVICE! It’s been four days since my baby has stopped breastfeeding. I wasn’t sure how to wean and over the past few months just tried to be conscientious about only feeding her when she seemed to want it, not just because it’s our normal time.
So, we were down to just the early morning feeding. A sweet cuddle and feeding and she would return to bed for an hour or two. However, this Monday she began to sleep until at least 6:30! SCORE! Since I had been hoping to make this a seamless transition, I decided to not offer her milk when she awoke and see what happens… nothing. She didn’t whine or grab my shirt or point. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, same story!
Granted, I’m sure that if I offered it, she would snuggle in and greedily enjoy the feeding. There is nothing sweeter than breastfeeding. It has been such a gift. Ok, when she fed every 2 hours, it didn’t feel like a gift, but for the past 6-9 months, I have absolutely loved it.
I should mention that my daughter will be 14 months old soon (September 8th).
So…MY QUESTION: Do I need to feed her milk? What type? How much? I don’t want to be responsible for a vitamin deficiency or osteoporosis!
It should be noted that other than a vanilla coffee creamer addiction, my husband and I do not drink cow milk. We eat dairy products, but the idea of drinking the substance designed for calves… does not appeal to us! We use soy milk on cereal and that covered milk’s main purpose in life.
Thanks for taking the time to reply,