Being modest doesn’t have to keep you and your baby at home (or hidden in the restrooms). It’s easy to breastfeed discreetly in public if you wear the right clothes. A loose-fitting shirt or top that lifts or can be unbuttoned from the waist will let you feed your baby without exposing your breast.
From: La Leche League
By 12 months, many pediatricians recommend no more night nursings, because you risk cavities.
Breastfeeding saves over $1000 a year.
Breast milk reduces the risk of allergies.
From: Mommy Tips.com.
The typical toddler will likely get 16-24 ounces of whole cow’s milk each day, although this isn’t necessary if your toddler is still nursing 2-3 times a day.
From: About.com: Pediatrics
Gradually cutting back the number of times you breastfeed during the day is a good weaning method.
Not only did a slow approach help stave off the breast engorgement and depression that can accompany early or abrupt weaning, but it made the transition to a bottle or cup an easy one.
Though they tend to have rounder more developed cheek muscles developed from sucking, breast fed infants gain weight at a slower rate than bottle fed infants especially after 6 months of age.
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If your toddler is still breastfeeding then try to continue this as long as you both wish, as there are so many health benefits for both of you.
If your toddler is formula fed, he can now change to cow’s milk and this can be from a cup. He will only need 16 to 24 ounces of milk a day as he is eating foods from all of the other food groups.
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Do not heat breast milk in a microwave; it will destroy the immunizing properties.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics advises continuing breast milk or formula through 12 months. (USDA guidelines require breast milk or formula through 7 months.)