Re: Weaning from breast to bottle
When you say wean, do you mean that you want to work on ending the nursing relationship, or just cutting it back to a level that fits better with your work schedule?
With some babies, the introduction of solids immediately decreases the baby's interest in breastfeeding. But for many (maybe most) babies, solids are one of those "two steps forward, one step back" situations, where some days the baby will be interested in eating solids, and others will want nothing to do with them. Eventually, however, solids will come to make up the majority of your baby's diet- the question is, when? For many babies, the transition isn't going to happen until they are well over a year old. And it's not one that you need to force, since breastmilk or formula should be the baby's primary food source until the first birthday, and after the first birthday, breastmilk or whole cow's milk can continue to make up a very large proportion of the baby's diet.
If your baby doesn't like the bottle, you can skip it and go directly to sippy cups or even open cups. Many moms start offering those at around 6 months.
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