Sippy cups help a toddler make the transition from nursing or a bottle to drinking from a glass more easily, but most toddlers don’t need them too long. With a little help from you, she can quickly drink independently from a glass.
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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
When weaning, encourage replacement drinks if your child is looking for a breastfeeding and even allow your child to help pour them in order to show that he/ she is getting bigger and to encourage independence.
Breastfeeding a toddler is not the same as breastfeeding a newborn.
Your baby is now an inquisitive child, interested in his or her surroundings, and capable of gymnastics that you could only dream of.
Toddlers are also masters of the art of breastfeeding, and may take as much milk in 2 minutes as they did in an hour a year before.
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.)
You may like to replace breast milk or formula milk with whole milk, when the child is one year old.
Low fat or skim milk is not good for children as they need fat for growth.
From: Fat Free Kitchen
Breastfeeding lessens the chances of getting Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes, Ulcerative Colitis, and Celiac Disease.
From: Mommy Tips.com
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.
From: La Leche League