My LO turned 1 year at the end of July (almost 2 weeks ago) and I would really like to be able to pump wean and continue BF in the morning / evening and on the weekends.
My dilemma is that:
- DS isn't eating alot of solids (he eats lots of fruit and not much of anything else),
- after previously getting a contact rash from yogurt I very cautiously offered DS cow milk today ... and while DS seemed interested in drinking the "cow juice" he got a contact rash on his face and neck where the cow milk touched so I am not offering cow milk again until after I can talk with his pediatrician, and
- DS is so tiny he's barely on the charts (16 lbs 4 oz at his 12 mo checkup).
DS has still been taking about 8 to 10 oz EBM at day care. I had hoped that by now DS would be eating enough solids and/or able to drink cows milk so that I could pump wean ... but my gut and heart say that that DS really needs the calories and fat he's getting from EBM and I'm very worried about the impact on his health if he doesn't get EBM without a good substitute drink (or alot more solids).
I'm feeling pretty stuck.
Any suggestions? Is it worth trying DS out on rice milk? The rice milk calories seem ok, but it is so much less fat than EBM or cow milk.