First, my celebration and a tremendous THANK YOU to this forum: my DS just turned one, and I have successfully (though at times painfully) EPed for a full year now! Hurray! I met my goal, and DS is a healthy, happy one-year-old
I looked at the "Just wondering" post from MommytoAC and I have a question that is similar but slightly different, so I'd love some additional feedback...
I am soon returning to work, and frankly, it's time to stop the pumping, so we're weening DS - and the question is to transition to formula then cow's milk, or go straight to cow's milk? DS is 2 months premature, so though a year, he's really only 10 months adjusted, and he is on medication for GERD. Because of the GERD, we're a bit behind on the food schedule. He does solid food, but he is still very reliant on the bottle (my milk), and many textures (like banana) make him gag. I also have suspected a mild dairy intolerance, though that hasn't been confirmed, so I'm hesitant to go to cow's milk fully though I'd rather be natural than chemical-based (i.e. cow's milk vs. formula).
We have two different doctors who have told us two different things: one said go ahead to cow's milk, the other said wait with cow's milk until 14 months.
I have a freezer full of my milk that should last about 3 weeks or so to help with these transitions....
Anyone out there with a similar situation that can give me some advice?!
As always, thanks in advance, and thanks for the GREAT support to help me make my goal of one year!