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July 23rd, 2010, 07:50 AM
Abba's Avatar Veteran
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Location: Texas
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Hi all,

My LO is almost 15 months and has little interest in cow's milk. She'll sip at it and doesn't seem to mind it, but won't drink much. She still prefers to nurse (mostly at night).

She's also not a big eater (solids). I'm worried that the nursing is filling her up, or she is holding out for nursing at nap time and not eating at meals.

I tried delaying breakfast this a.m until her first usual nurse time (two hours after waking) and she ate just a little more than usual (about 4 bites of grilled cheese - no milk).

Should I just wait and see if this flip flops itself naturally (more solids, less milk) over time?

I'm concerned that she won't start eating and drinking as much as she needs until I stop the nursing.

We don't nurse very often during the day (about 2-3 times) and about 2-3 times at night (sometimes more). I tried increasing her day time nursing to see if it would reduce the night and it only reduced the amount of solids she ate at meals. I tried to reduce the night time, but she only woke up more often and wanted to nurse.

I'm starting to want to wean (gradually of course), but I'm concerned about her calorie intake.

I hope this makes sense!
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August 15th, 2010, 08:26 PM
Zoostergirl's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: Pennsylvania
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It took my daughter about 3 months before she would really drink more than a sip of cow's milk. We intro'd it around 13-14 months and I'm guessing somewhere around 16 months or so she'd start drinking a couple ounces at a time. Now she really enjoys milk and asks for it. I think the taste just takes some getting used to.

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August 19th, 2010, 08:58 AM
sunny's Avatar It's all in the Hips!
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Location: Michigan
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I am nervous about this! I have a ways to go yet but I plan to drop down to only one pump a day at work come March (when she turns a year). and I will still nurse her in the evenings (if my milk doesn't completely dry up). I have been freezing milk but not loads...we are also doing Baby led solids which we will jump into around 7 months (this October). guess I will just go with what happens naturally....sounds like you are doing good though and I think you should just keep doing what you are doing (extending out times between nursing introducing more solids with some milk to drink etc...)
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