Toddler breastfeeding and formula

If 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.

How to best heat breast milk

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

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.

Breastfeeding guidelines

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

Replacing breast milk with whole milk

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.

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.

The boon of breastfeeding

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

Feeding infants

Space for infant feeding should be away from the main activity, protected from interruptions and comfortable for adults as well as babies.

How to transition from nursing to drinking

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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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.

From: About.com: Pediatrics