Going back to work-Introducing cows milk?

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by Becky61, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Becky61

    Becky61 Mummy & TTC #2

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    My son is BF, and we have been TW and BLW since 4.5 months, boy he loves his food!

    I have been offered a Saturday job, but will be gone from 6am-2.30pm. My start time is negotiable if I accept the job.

    I have child care sorted, I'm just unsure what to do about the booby feeding. If I gave him a boob before I left, could I leave my mum and dad with a bottle of cows milk, as well as breakfast and lunch solids? Is it necessary to wait til exactly 12 months to introduce cows milk?

    He will be 9 months by the time I start the work. Will one bottle of cows milk per week do damage? I'm not looking to replace BF with cows milk.

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  2. Cheska

    Cheska Well-Known Member

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    Why would you not use formula? You could just get the ready made cartons.

    I wouldn't give him cows milk personally. Our health visitors advise we can use cows milk in cereal from 6 month. So I did as advised and wish I never had. My lo went from having 1-3 bowel movements a day to about 12!! When I took him to the docs she said we don't advise cows milk in anything until 12 month. :-/ now nervous about anything dairy also about trying again when he's a bit bigger. Just waiting on results of some tests now.

    I'm now of the opinion it's too much for their little tummies to handle and if I could turn back time I would definitely wait until at least 12 month.
     
  3. cupcaker

    cupcaker Well-Known Member

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    I'd maybe suggest the half way point is formula before cows milk. Like PP said there are loads of really easy cartons and ready made bottles of it too for ease.x
     

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