s.o.s., please, somebody help me...
i have so much to blog about, but i'm going to blog about this first.
project wean has begun...
but i need all you veteran wean-ers (ha ha) out there to give me some advice.
i've nursed E all along...she has had one bottle at lunch time which i pumped.
this last week, i pumped all feedings except the night-time feeding and added/mixed in 2-3 ounces of whole milk on each feeding.
my questions are these:
1. should i still be giving her a bottle at every feeding? (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime)
2. if yes, when do i stop that?
3. if no, do i get rid of one feeding per day or per week or??
4. how much milk should she be getting now?
5. what are some of your favorite foods to give your little weaned one?
oh man, i've been so overwhelmed with this weaning process. because:
a. it hurts
b. i'm torn..i'm so ready...but a teensy weensy bit sad about it too. she's really not a baby anymore. sigh.
c. i want to make sure that i am giving her what she needs...but not making her attached/forming bad habits so that at 2 years old i'm the one with the kid that has separation anxiety from her bottle.
ahhh, so it's obvious i need your help :)
just a note: both M and i have milk allergies. i'm lactose-intolerant, and M is allergic to the proteins. this has made me extra-cautious/slow in the weaning process. this is also why i am hesitant to just give her 8 ounces of whole milk and wean cold turkey....
wow. no one can prepare you for all these crazy details of parenting, huh? i guess on-the-job-training really is best :)
thank you in advance for all your help and wisdom. how i love you, my blogging bff's!