Nursing vs drinking milk

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.

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Weanng tots

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.

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Breastfed infants and weight gain

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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Toddler breastfeeding and formula

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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How to best heat breast milk

Do not heat breast milk in a microwave; it will destroy the immunizing properties.

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Breastfeeding guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises continuing breast milk or formula through 12 months. (USDA guidelines require breast milk or formula through 7 months.)

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The boon of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding lessens the chances of getting Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis, and Celiac Disease.
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Nursing in Public

Many mothers find it is helpful is to use a baby sling when your baby needs to nurse in public. These terrific slings, sold under several brand names, are worn over only one shoulder, are easily adjustable.
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Night Nursing

By 12 months, many pediatricians recommend no more night nursings, because you risk cavities.
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Discreet Breastfeeding Tip

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.
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