My son is almost 3 months old now. I am planning to begin weaning him at about 6-7 months old. This is when my 1st son got his first teeth and I know it's not nessecary to wean at that time but I'm not comfortable with the possibility of being bitten. (He already pulls and snaps as soon as the flow isn't just to his liking .) I am planning to start freezing my milk that I pump to start a supply for when I wean him.
I plan on pumping as well but will probably have a diminished supply once I begin to pump only. So I'd like to have a frozen supply to ensure he does get breastmilk for the full year. Being that you have to use the frozen milk within 3-4 months in a regular freezer I would have to begin using it as soon as I wean to avoid it all going to waste. So here's my question.
Does frozen breastmilk lose it's nutritional value? I looked it up online but couldn't find a definate answer or any studies that have been done.
Would it been bad (nutritionally) to feed him only frozen breastmilk? I've read a lot of posts that suggest this but I can't find any concrete information.
He will also be beginning solids around this time as well or even sooner depending on when he's ready.
Also, how much time should elapse from when you start to wean and the baby is fully weaned?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I'm going to post this in the milk storage section as well.