That vibration you feel is my lower lip trembling. The day before her birthday was the last time I nursed my wee Bun. We were down to just the morning session, and she was becoming less interested in eating, and more interested in CHEWING ON ME WITH HER TWO LITTLE TEETH. I swear, she’d get this diabolical look in her eye, a look of sort of gleeful delight, and then…nom. So I stopped, and she didn’t care a bit. In the end I got some of the comfort of knowing she was choosing to be done with it…except for the fact that she’s still getting multiple bottles of formula a day. So that comfort is false. But hey, it’s still comforting.
Anyhow, now that she’s a big grown up baby, I figure I have to do that thing where I get her to drink cow milk instead of formula. I confess I’m not sure how that thing works. I know, I know, I could read some books, but you KNOW how confusing and contradictory information from BOOKS is. Plus they’d find a way to make me feel terrible, because I’m still supposed to be breastfeeding, or because my child will only eat fruit (though yesterday she ate, like, FOUR HANDFULS of tomato risotto). I could also ask my pediatrician, but I have no reason to think he’s going to give me information that’s more medically sound than the information you’ll give me, because this is not really a medical question, is it?
SO, people of the internet, how does this thing work?
[In case it’s helpful: She eats three meals a day, though by this I mean that I put a balanced(ish) meal in front of her thrice a day, and she throws a lot of it on the floor, particularly at dinner, and she gets three bottles, two four ounces and a two ounce. I gave her cow milk in a sippy cup a few days ago and she let it dribble out of her mouth with an extremely comical look of horror. I am also working on transitioning her from a sippy cup to a doidy cup, so my hope is that these two things can go together.]