mr. baby is now almost 11 months old! he eats 2+ solid meals a day and still nurses a lot, like any chance he gets, sometimes twice in the same hour, never for very long. often i think he gets frustrated because it doesn't seem like i let down as often as he would like.
i've tried giving him water and juice-water with only moderate success. he just doesn't seem to like them, in a bottle, in a sippy... just a couple slurps and then he'd prefer to have more boob!
but i know he's thirsty and i want him to stay hydrated, so i tried some rice milk in a bottle the other day (rice dream, vanilla) and he literally GULPED down 4 oz without stopping. when he was done he grinned and wandered off to play for a LONG time by himself, which never happens because he usually wants more boob. (yes, one of his nicknames is STILL boobmonster! *laugh*)
i read some articles on kellymom that said it's ok to supplement after a year (we'll round up on this one) and i think i'll stay away from giving him a lot of cow (introducing cow-based things already) or soy milk (because of the hormone levels thing).
any moms out there doing the same thing? i know we have to stay away from nut milks, but we drink hemp milk too. i'd love to hear other experiences....