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Gave 13 month old whole milk instead of breastmilk......... and this is what happened?
by saysmom
October 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM

She slept better!!!! I still breastfeed her a couple times a day and she eats table food. She has been waking at night for quite some time now. I chalked it up to teething and allergies. And nothing seemed to help with that! I gave her whole milk to drink the past two nights before I nursed her and slept better. So could it be that my milk just isnt filling her up anymore? I dont want to quit breastfeeding quite yet. So is it ok to do both?


  • CoeyG
    by CoeyG
    October 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Quoting piwife:

    Cow milk is harder to digest.. vs breastmilk.

    That's because cows milk is made for calves not for human babies...

  • terpmama
    October 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM
    Breast milk is more easily digested
  • frndlyfn
    October 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    Yes you can do both as well as give her more table food in toddler portions (of course)  DD was an extended nurser past age of 2.

  • spotsmom
    October 12, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    That's what I do. I'm still breast-feeding my 21 month old, but he gets whole milk in his cup during meals or for snack. 

  • Lindalou907
    October 12, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    Sure,it's fine! Maybe whole milk has more calories or something.

  • jellybeans5
    October 12, 2012 at 7:22 AM

    I think it's fine to do both.

    I breasfed too, but around the same age I started giving my kids a bedtime snack.It started with my eldest, then as the youngers came along and saw her with her bedtime snack and wanted it, I just gave them a snack too. I tried to keep it healthy. ( I never gave cows milk though, but my kids are allergic)

    With a snack in their belly before bed they always seemed to sleep better.

    So I guess the milk would work too since it takes longer to digest then breastmilk so it stays in the tummy longer. (just like our snack did)

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