Actually she's been having a small feed in the morning, but it's getting smaller. She eats really really well, and has water (a little water) from a beaker. Her nappies haven't been very wet today either. I think she may be teething as well. I have given her cows milk mixed with water today to try and get her fluids up. Is this a good idea? Bad idea? Bit lost cos DD1 fed wonderfully till she gave up at 13mo.
If you want your DD to carry on bfing it is possible to get a baby back to the breast even at this 'late' stage. This is not to say that your DD WILL go back to the breast but that there are things to try that might help her and you carry on bfing.
If you are happy for your DD to not bf anymore (and no judgement at all from me if you don't) then the appropriate replacement milk for her is formula milk, preferably a 1st milk rather than a follow on milk. Watered down cows milk just isn't suitable as it won't have enough fat, vitamins or minerals to be of nutritional benefit.
Hope things work out for you which ever way it goes.
Thanks truthsweet. I don't really want to give up bfing, but she has never been an enthusiastic bfer so it could be a real battle to get her going again. Had a look at kellymom, thanks for the link. I think I'll try a helpline in the morning, see what they suggest.
Thought as much re cow's milk, it was just today as she only took one v small feed. I'm hoping she will wake up tomorrow with the tooth through and happily feed all day <wishful thinking>
My DD fusses at teh breast when she has tooth nearly through and then is fine in a couple of days - I would suggest just sticking with it for a few days? Give water for fluids and don't stress about introducing other milk for a few more days .