expressed milk for non BF toddler?

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  1. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies, posted this in toddlers' section too: I am BF my six month old but my almost two year old who is no longer BF has been sick (vomitting) in the night and was asking for milk. Would it be ok to give her some expressed BM in a bottle do you think?
     
  2. wishingonastar

    wishingonastar Well-Known Member

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    It would definately be ok and will hopefully speed recovery cos of your antibodies :thumbup: hope LO feels better soon
     
  3. cutie4evr01

    cutie4evr01 Well-Known Member

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    Of course! I give my toddler some expressed BM in a cup every day. It will be especially good for her while she's ill. I hope she feels better soon!
     
  4. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    I give expressed breastmilk to my 2 older daughters as well. Way better then any other drink out there!
     
  5. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    I think its a great idea! :thumbup:

    It will keep your toddler hydrated and there are properties in breast milk that prevent tummy bugs so it may help your toddler recover quicker!
     
  6. Poppy7

    Poppy7 Trained BF Peer Supporter

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    Absolutely! As soon as I start expressing I'm going to give Elliott some BM in a cup. He was really poorly last week and I wished I was still breastfeeding him to speed his recovery.
     
  7. Palestrina

    Palestrina Well-Known Member

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    Ask yourself this: is it ok to give human milk for human babies? Did you ask the cow if it's ok to give her milk to a human baby? I'm not against cow milk or anything, but I do find it fascinating that even a BF mother questions breast milk for an older child while we never question cow milk for anyone of any age.
     
  8. Weezie123

    Weezie123 Well-Known Member

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    What a clever little girl asking for something that will make her better! :thumbup:
     

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