complex situation, need help
LO is 6 1/2 months and WILL NOT take milk or formula when she isn't with me. (She took a bottle fine until 3mos, then I didn't have to leave her with a sitter for a two week stretch and she wasn't getting bottles at all during that time, after than she never took it again)
She drinks watered down Juice out of a bottle/cup/sippy/straw JUST FINE and is a hearty eater of anything under the sun (fruits, veggies, cheeses, whole grains, and lean meats, etc...)
I pump at work but I kind of feel like "whats the point" because I often end up throwing out the milk anyhow. (To add another issue to the mix, I have excess Lipase so my milk spoils quickly and can't be frozen without scalding, but then its grainy.)
To get to the point, I'm kind of interested in weaning but I am worried about my LO's nutrition. If she won't take formula or Milk, won't she be malnourished? (I'll closely monitor for dehydration but as mentioned, she does take water and watered down juice.)
What will be lacking form her diet without BM/Formula?
Is there any way I can make up for it?
Can I mix formula powder in with her foods? (she hates cereals)
If weaning is something that I can do now, how do I do it if I am unable to do the whole "replace a BFding with a bottle feeding one at a time" process because she won't take a bottle?
Do you guys think I can be super proactive in offering foods/water and cuddles and then maybe she'll just forget that she wants to breast feed?
Help help help!
20 hours of hypnobirthing and I LOVED every second of it!