Hi All. I am nursing my second kid, she is 14 months old. My son, now 6, was introduced to cows milk at 12 months and self-weaned at 18 months. (He preferred the big juicy bottles to my drying up boobs.) My daughter is intermittently very constipated and now is beginning to reject a lot of foods to I am worrying she isn't getting enough fat in her diet. She nurses about 5 times a day. Some days I am away from her for part of the day and she has some watered down pear juice in a bottle. When I am out in the evening she gets pumped breast milk, but I have a hard time keeping up the stash.
I would love to really stop pumping, but keep nursing. I am not eager to give her whole cow's milk, even the organic kind because of the cancer risk. I tried goat's milk which might not be much better and she broke out in hives, she doesn't like soy, and that has its own hormonal problems.
So I am looking to get more hydration and more fat in her diet, without pumping and nursing all day. She isn't crazy about water, just a few sips here and there. (As the doctor said, babies only drink water when they are thirsty.) Any thoughts?