What do you replace breast milk with while weaning?


My son is 11 months old and I am thinking of starting weaning as I should get back to working soon. What is the best alternative to breast milk? Should I replace nursing sessions with something like: bottle milk, formula, tea, juice? Thank you.

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Food Kate Robinson 3 months 14 Answers 306 views 0

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  1. I would choose formula because I think it’s the best alternative for babies of this age. Better than tea or juice anyway.

  2. This comment is edited.

    I’ve heard that it’s better not to replace it with anything, that’s why asking.

  3. I agree that before 12 months, you are supposed to replace breast milk with formula. I would even recommend feeding him formula until up to 24 months, cause babies are supposed to be breastfed at least that long.

  4. You could replace it with some soy, or hypoallergenic formula, whole cow’s/goat’s milk, or something with a similar nutritional profile. It’s okay to do so especially if your son’s been introduced to solids a while ago now.

  5. What’s wrong with squeezing your breast milk into a bottle and using it at least until she is 1 year old?

  6. I think anything from the list apart from juice at this age. It has no fats, no proteins, no vitamins and minerals other than C, and also has too many sugars, even though they are natural.

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