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How to Drop a Milk Feed

  • Why your baby's milk intake at 12 months will look remarkably different in volume and frequency than it did at 6 months
  • How babies learn to recognize and respond to their hunger and fullness cues (...and spoiler alert: it doesn't happen when they're full of milk!)
  • Suggested feeding schedule for a 1 year old baby transitioning off of breastmilk/formula and on to cow's milk with 3 meals, milk after meals and bedtime milk each day.
Katie Ferraro

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How do you drop a milk feed? The whole point of weaning is your baby gradually replaces the nutrition he or she was getting from breastmilk and/or formula and replaces that with the foods they’re learning how to eat. But at some point during the weaning process, we have to be proactive about dropping that first milk feed.

In this episode, I’m covering some ideas for gradually cutting back on your baby’s milk intake as food intake increases. Do you cut the night feed? The morning milk? And how do we set up a feeding schedule such that milk follows food as we approach your baby’s first birthday? Listen in for all you need to know about dropping milk feeds!

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In this episode, I’m covering:

  • Why your baby’s milk intake at 12 months will look remarkably different in volume and frequency than it did at 6 months

  • How babies learn to recognize and respond to their hunger and fullness cues (...and spoiler alert: it doesn’t happen when they’re full of milk!)

  • Suggested feeding schedule for a 1 year old baby transitioning off of breastmilk/formula and on to cow’s milk with 3 meals, milk after meals and bedtime milk each day.

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