Supplementing for earlier weaning?
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|Fri, 12-12-2008 - 9:42am|
In the past I have received such great advice on this board whenever I've had a question, thank you all so much! So now I have another one and I'm not sure if my logic makes any sense, so please bear with me. To me it seems like it would be better to give some bm, even previously frozen in addition to formula for the first year, instead of weaning at 9 months and feeding only formula for the next 3.
I am really tired of not being able to eat "people food". DS is allergic to wheat, nuts and eggs in my diet. I'm allergic to eggplant and eat very little meat (certain kinds of fish on major holidays). It's almost impossible to eat out. I'm jealous of DH and his pancakes and pb&j sandwiches. I'm hungry all the time. I bake all our bread and it's killing me... I am so sick of rice and baked potatoes! I don't want to go without these foods anymore, even though I do feel selfish since DS will be stuck on this diet until he (hopefully) out grows his allergies.
So what I'm thinking of doing is when DS turns 7 months (12/22/8) I will start giving him 20 oz of breast milk + however much formula he needs + solids. I will freeze the rest of my milk until I have 3 months worth @ 20oz a day. Then I will drop down gradually and wean by 9 months. He will then get frozen bm + formula until one year. I already have a decent freezer stash that I cycle regularly.
Is this a bad idea? Would it be better to give him bm and no formula for 9 months and then just switch completely over to formula?
I hope this makes sense. Any feed back would be much appreciated.