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Tips for weaning baby from formula

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We always start slowly adding about 1/4 milk to 3/4 formula and then slowly increase the amount of milk and decrease the amount of formula .


At night give her a bottle but the bottle can only have water in it. If she wants formula/milk then she has to drink it from a sippy cup. I have found this method works best then just taking the bottle away. Be prepared though that after the baby is born she might regress a little and still want bottles even if you already had her weaned.


My son's pediatric allergist/immunologist has said that due to our family history of multiple and severe food allergies in all my children, myself, and my extended family, I shouldn't feed the new baby any baby cereals at all.

His preference, and mine, is to skip pureed baby food altogether and do baby led weaning. That's the process of continuing to use breast milk or formula as the major source of nutrition up to 9 months or beyond, while baby is allowed to explore new foods as she is able to feed them to herself using her hands or utensils. It's a very slow introduction to foods, and it starts later than the normal 4-6 months people usually start purees because the baby has to be able to get the food into her own mouth.

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