Yesterday, 07:21 PM
After investigating the lipase issue potential, and so long as baby is offered water (really no benefits for juice)... I would feel like this just might be a really handy opportunity to ditch bottles altogether while you're at it. It's typically rec'd to do so at/before 12 months, right?, for their impacts on palate and tooth development, etc?. Nutritionally, breastmilk is still really important for the rest of the first year (and onward, of course), but he is getting it straight from nursing when you're home, you can continue to offer and continue to use it in baking/food prep, and I feel like you've got those bases covered. And so long as he is nursing when with you, and pumping when away, your breastfeeding relationship will still be going strong, no?
Edited to add-- I guess all I'm really trying to say is that other than their ease of delivery, they're isn't really anything beneficial about bottles, so perhaps this can be seen in a positive light- that weaning off the bottles is happening 'naturally' (just talking about the delivery-method, not the content.)