This morning I filled Mia's bottles with half cow's milk and half breast milk. The transition to cow's milk begins! Of course, on my way to work I was convinced she'd starve to death and called my nanny about 3 times by noon. Mia actually took to cow's milk like a duck -- er cow -- to water. Phew!
After feeling like the best mom ever because I single handedly transitioned my child to something new, I hit a roadblock during my commuter reading. I recently dusted off my copy of "What to Expect the First Year" and was reminded in the 12 month section that I need to banish the bottle. Drat! Better get on that too. So my plan is to transition Mia to cow's milk-only bottles by 13 months (eeek only two weeks to go) while still nursing at night, in the morning and on the weekend. Stay tuned!