Monday, November 29, 2010


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!


  1. I've read about dumping bottles at 12 months, but that is a bit lofty for some of us. We still do a bottle at 14 months, though we are transitioning to more cups. We've had to try lots of different ones and only recently have had some success.

  2. What cups are working for you?

    Yes, transitioning to a cup is a lofty goal. We are doing 100% cow's milk in the bottles now, but she's only doing 3 bottles a day with about 3-4 ounces in each bottle. I'll take what I can get.