Tuesday, October 7, 2008

new teeth = weaning

Last Wednesday, after we got back from Tahoe, I picked up some whole milk and started the weaning process for Miss Molly. We're coming up on the year mark, but more importantly she has new teeth. Bottom teeth haven't really been an issue. I've felt them a few times when she's really hungry, but she only bit me once and that was when I was trying to feed her before heading out and she wasn't hungry. I suppose that's what I get for sticking a boob in her face when she didn't ask for it.

The first three days I did 1 ounce of cow's milk to 4 ounces of breast milk. She didn't really seem to care. I think she had more issues drinking from the bottle than she did with *what* she was drinking. I can probably count on my fingers how many times she's even had a bottle in the last two months. On Saturday we moved up to half and half and she still seems fine with it. Granted, she'll only drink 2-3 ounces at a time (if she's even interested), but I'm not too worried considering how much water she drinks from her sippy cup in a day.

Molly is still getting the boob first thing in the morning and then right before bed. Although she has already skipped a few evenings because we've been out and about or she's crashed out on us before I had a chance to feed her. I'm hoping the drop down to twice (and sometimes once) a day will help my supply just go away on its own. I still have 90 or so ounces of breast milk frozen downstairs so we'll probably still be giving her the combo milk well after she's done with the boob.

No comments: