strategies for introducing cow's milk

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
strategies for introducing cow's milk
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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 1:23pm

My LO turns one in exactly 23 days (!) and I plan to wean from the pump at that time.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Fri, 02-24-2012 - 2:36pm

Thanks.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-22-2011
Thu, 02-23-2012 - 3:06am

I'm in the process of doing this right now. I started out doing 20-25% cow's milk and the rest breastmilk. My dd drank it no problem. I've been dong this for about 2 weeks now and just started doing 2oz. cow's and 3 oz. bm and she is doing just fine with this too. Since I'm ancy to drop another pump (still pumping 4x/day), I think in another week I'll do 3oz. cows and 2oz. bm and see how that goes!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Tue, 02-21-2012 - 1:36pm
We started adding it a little, tiny bit at a time to his sippy cup of BM--about 1/2 an ounce or less in a 4 oz serving to start and increased it by about half an ounce once a week. When we hit equal parts cows milk and BM, he started rejecting it, so we backed up to about 1/3 CM and 2/3 BM again and left it that way for 2 more weeks and then started the slow increases again. When it got the the point that we were at 3+ oz CM, we cut out the BM and DS did ok.

HTH!