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Dd is now 8 mo and my goal is to bf her at least a year. If I can continue beyond that then that is wonderful and I'll try my best! I'm just curious if we did wean her what would be the next best to give in place of bm? I know a lot of people give cows milk, but I'm not comfortable with that. I've heard goats milk is better. Hopefully we continue nursing, but like I said I'm just curious about the what if?<br><br>
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I give Rachel soy milk (she didn't like cow's milk, and i couldn't afford to keep giving her formula)<br><br>
I do have to watch her diet, to make sure she gets enough fat from other sources, as soy milk has less fat than **** milk.<br><br>
If you can afford it, another option is formula for 6-24 months. I had a friend that used that. You can get soy for that as well.
 

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We use almond milk, called Almond Breeze. WE only use it for cereal and very rarely, cooking. Remember too, most people around the world don't drink milk of any kind after weaning.<br><br>
Good luck!<br>
Sus
 

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I would not even consider weaning a 1 year old without a serious medical reason. Humans need human milk for two full years- minimum.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Weaning can be child led, or fertility led, but I personally found that when I wanted to wean my 1st baby, it was because I wanted more freedom - not really about her or nutrition. She needed to "nurse" / suck long after we ended up weaning at 11 months, so I chose to give her formula for about a year- that's just where we were at at that time. Later she still needed to do that emotionally- so we moved onto rice milk warmed. She is a very emotionally intimate/quiet time kinda person.<br><br>
My other 2 children thus far have wanted to continue to nurse/suck/snuggle after I lost my milk {due to the next pregnancy} for many reasons, all of which were ok, I let it go on for as long as it was comfortable/tolerable {LLL says "as long as it is mutually beneficial"} So- thats how it worked for us. You have to do what works for your family.<br><br><i>"Remember too, most people around the world don't drink milk of any kind after weaning."</i><br><br>
the above is true: do more research about what nutrients are really needed - and might I suggest looking beyond the USDA info... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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true.....but in those situations, they usually nurse for much longer than a year.
 
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