My LO will a year on the 29th and I?m so proud of both of us with our breastfeeding experience and making it almost to a year. I have a couple of questions that I was hoping to discuss with the pedi re: transitioning to cow?s milk but I won?t see him until a couple weeks after LO turns one. My questions are: 1) Did you wean your LO or allow LO to wean themselves? 2) When introducing cow?s milk can I mix it with breast milk to send to daycare or should I send it in separate bottles? 3) If I mix, how long is that mixture good for (I usually try to use expressed breast milk within 3-5 days)? 4) If I introduce separately, how much did you start off with?
I am terrified about LO having stomach issues during the transition. My brother and both his girls are lactate intolerance (I am not) and my grandmother was too. My husband has a cousin who has a little girl and they introduced cow?s milk at a year and the little one had stomach/bowel issues for months.
Any suggestions to help with this transition is appreciated.