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03/07/2013 at 12:57
I'm still feeding T (who is almost 13 months), morning and night. I'm still enjoying it and I know he's still getting benefit from it. I just have a few questions and know that a few of you on here bf past a year and hope you can help!
What do you do about giving cow's milk as a drink? I don't regularly give T cow's milk to drink - he has a yoghurt most days and I know there's calcium in lots of veg, but not sure I'm doing the right thing?
When did you know when to stop bf?
03/07/2013 at 13:04
R is 16 months and still bfs regularly throughout the day (at least twice) so I don't offer cows milk as well. If he didn't feed at all in the day then I'd probably offer a beaker of milk in the afternoon but wouldn't worry if he didn't take it. Just make sure they're getting lots of cheese, yoghurts etc.
03/07/2013 at 13:24
A fed until 16 months, she's never been a milk drinker. L fed until 13 months and had expressed bm for another few months. He then swapped to cows milk and would easily down a litre between tea and bed.
They both eat lots of cheese, yogurt etc so I'm happy with that.
03/07/2013 at 14:10
I fed L till 14 months and I till 12, I used to feed L morning and night and he'd have cheese/yoghurt etc if he had cereal he'd have cows milk with it
03/07/2013 at 15:59
I BF till she was 19months. Exclusively for 1st year. She had cows milk in cereal and I did used to give her a cup of cows milk from 12months onwards but she wasn't interested until about 14months when she suddenly clicked and started drinking it. I felt quite relived as Tbh I was getting fed up of BF, however it meant that once she was 50:50 cows/breast milk I was happy to continue feeding for many more months iyswim - in fact only stopped because I was pregnant again
03/07/2013 at 16:05
Jacob fed until he was 2.5yrs. I used to offer him cows milk from time to time during the day which he liked but I saw it as a drink whereas BF was a comfort and relaxing thing as well. By the end, he was only BFing at bedtime and he just started to not need it as much and settled well without it so when it began to get sore at the beginning of this pregnancy, we just stopped - he wasn't bothered and to be honest, neither was I by that point.
The right time to stop is a how long is a piece of string question but I would say that when it stops working for one or both of you, that's the time.
03/07/2013 at 22:54
I still feed my 17 month old. Mainly only 1st thing in the morning & last thing at night & occasionally during the day too. I used to offer cows milk but she's never seemed keen so I try to make sure she has plenty of yoghurt, cheese, egg & milk on her cereal. I've no idea about stopping, I assume she'll just stop wanting it at some point!
04/07/2013 at 21:09
Sorry I wasn't able to come back to this straight away - thank you all for you replies, really helpful! I'd actually forgotten that he also has milk in his porridge most days too. Will try him with a beaker of milk too (he usually just shares my milk!). xx
05/07/2013 at 10:41
I was wondering much the same as we approach 1, thouse that fed past 1 when you did stop did your child let you know they didn't want it anymore or was it your decision?
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