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What milk after a year?

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GreyBird84 Wed 22-Jul-15 10:41:15

Planning on stopping breastfeeding around the year mark. DS is 11 months & gets a BF first thing in the morning & last thing at night.

He currently gets multi vitamins every day & I was planning on swapping to full fat cows milk but I keep seeing all these adverts for follow on milks that include vitamins etc.

What do people usually do post BF?

As an aside I have got my first period since before pregnancy & it is horrendous!

RattleAndRoll Wed 22-Jul-15 10:47:29

If you are stopping breastfeeding then just go onto full fat cows milk.
Follow on milk is just a marketing ploy. Not necessary.
The only thing I don't know is if you go straight onto it or do it gradually with bf. Will formula you mix cows milk in gradually so a ratio of 1:10, then 2:10, then 3:10 etc until after a few weeks they are on cows milk only.

GreyBird84 Wed 22-Jul-15 11:24:40

Thanks for replying. He gets full fat cows milk in breakfast so I was kinda thinking because it agrees with him I wouldn't have to do that ?
I will obviously reduce one BF at a time not just stop the 2 all at once.

Cherryblossom11 Wed 22-Jul-15 11:31:23

I was pretty much where you are at; fed both DD's to a year old, was at 2 feeds a day morning and evening. It felt like right time to stop for both parties. I just went straight to full fat cows milk, no mixing off or anything. I stopped the morning feed first, then fairly soon after the evening feed. That worked very well for us.

Beware!- I still 'leaked' for quite a few weeks afterwards every now and then!! smile

TheEmpressofBlandings Wed 22-Jul-15 11:33:42

Follow on milk was invented largely as a way of getting around the marketing restrictions on formula milk - they can't advertise formula but can advertise milk for after 6 months old.
So just move straight to whole milk, no need for any follow on at all.

GreyBird84 Wed 22-Jul-15 12:02:30

Great thanks all!!!

Looking forward to the leaking....

Cherryblossom11 Wed 22-Jul-15 12:10:17

Happened to me whilst talking passionately about my commitment to the business, trying to negotiate my return to work, in front of a fairly 'severe' HR manager. Silk shirt on, no disguising what was going on.

A moment never to be forgotten. confusedsmile. Breast pads are your friends!

Julieb85 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:00:56

I was told by HV to go into full fat cows milk but introduce a vitamin D supplement. I pick up boots own - which my DS love as its like orange juice.

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