Re: Ready to pump wean, but son won't drink cow milk
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Your baby actually doesn't need to drink animal milk. First, as long as you are nursing at least 3-5 times per day (5 being better than 3, particularly with babies who are closer to 1 year than 2), you're probably meeting all his "dairy" needs yourself. Second, your baby doesn't need to drink milk in order to get his dairy. He can eat yogurt or cheese instead.
If your baby will eat his dairy, just give him bottles or sippy cups of water when you're at work. If he will neither eat nor drink dairy products, then you might be stuck pumping a bit longer while he develops a taste for them.
One way to get a kid accustomed to the taste of animal milk is to mix it with your milk. Start with just a tiny admixture, and gradually decrease the amount of your milk in the bottle/sippy. This isn't ideal because if your child doesn't finish the bottle or cup, there's a chance you'd be pouring some of your milk down the drain, which isn't cool considering how much work it is to obtain it! But you might want to take this approach if you really, really want your child to drink his dairy.
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