Whether your baby is twelve months, eighteen months or maybe even older than that, the transition to whole milk is a huge milestone. For the formula feeding mamas, no more crazy spending & mixing bottles! And for the nursing mamas, regular bras & no more dipping into a dressing room to feed your babe while shopping! ;) Based on my experience, although bittersweet, all of that is to be celebrated!
Transitioning to whole milk may be easier said than done. It has a different texture and taste of course than breastmilk or formula does, and can be a little more harsh on your babies stomachs, just another reason why we love fairlife milk as it is lactose free & 30% less sugar than regular whole milk. Today we are sharing a few tips to make the transition easier!
+ Start whole milk at lunch or first thing in the morning rather than at bedtime. Kids love that bedtime feeding for comfort more than anything, so introducing it during another feeding might go over a little smoother!
+ Try milk at room temp instead of cold from the refrigerator!
+ Mix half whole milk, half breastmilk or formula to make the taste transition a little easier.
+ Consider what they are drinking from, if you're newly transitioning to a bottle or sippy cup, this could be too much change at once. If they're used to a bottle, maybe try sticking with it instead of incorporating a sippy cup transition as well, or if they aren't loving milk from a bottle, maybe try the sippy cup to see if it makes it more fun for them! ;)
+ And of course, if it doesn't work, just keep trying. As with all things, right?!
Now if only we can figure out how to wean Claire from her bedtime bottle to a sippy cup...! ;) If you have any great advice or tips to share on the whole milk transition, we would love for you to share in the comments to encourage other moms!! XO
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