Re: sudden weaning for medical reasons
Mama, that all sounds SO SCARY! I'm with the other llladies- it seems to me that weaning just removes a reliable source of complete nutrition from your kid's diet, and I don't see how that is going to make her eat more. It's not like breastmilk is a low-cal food- according to this resource it's higher in calories than formula or whole cow's milk.
ETA: I can understand completely if you prefer to take the doctors' and nutritionists' advice over ours. If you do, would you like weaning advice? Or perhaps some alternatives to weaning, like pumping and offering breastmilk via cup? One thing some moms do when their babies are having trouble with weight gain is to offer double-cream milk- you pump a bottle, let the milk settle in the fridge, and then skim the cream off the top and add it to a second bottle. (Or cup, or stir it into some oatmeal, whatever.)
Last edited by @llli*mommal; May 3rd, 2011 at 07:11 PM.
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