Re: beginning to wean my one year old
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How not ready for weaning are you? The reason I ask is that the easiest way to get your child to nurse less and eat more solids is to simply...wait. And probably not all that long. At a year, both my kids were pretty close to 100% breastfed because they just weren't interested in solids. But by 14-15 months, they both turned into chowhounds. Nursing frequency is another thing that decreases even if you just ignore it. Again, I think of my own kids as an example- at 12 months they both nursed every 1-2 hours during the day, but as they became more interested in solids and in activities other than nursing, their frequency dropped way, way down. By 18-24 months they were down to maybe 3-5 nursing sessions per day, all without me having to do anything.
If you don't want to take the "just wait" approach, then simply offer solids frequently, including plenty of between-meal snacks. As long as you continue to nurse about 3-5 times a day you are meeting your child's need for "dairy"- but if you aren't nursing that often or are simply concerned about her nutritional intake, offering some whole animal milk or milk products (yogurt, cheese) are a good way to fill any gaps in her diet.
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