Re: day weaning
Since he'll be so close to a year, I think your plan sounds basically sound. Here's how I would tweak it:
- Instead of diluted juice, offer whole fruits and give formula, water, or whole animal milk as beverages. Juice is terrible for teeth and provides empty calories, and arguably it's something that people just shouldn't drink. Formula is the best breastmilk alternative until 12 months.
- Stay flexible about your plans. If your baby goes on a major solid food strike or won't drink animal milk, pumping might help you bridge that gap. Also, weaning might take more tim that you expect- you might end up wanting or needing to pump at work, and you're going to want the machine with you just in case.
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