At yesterday's checkup, the pedi said to start giving LO cow's milk. When I asked how much, the doctor would not give me a clear answer; she said it's "to taste," and/or "as much as he wants." Well, today he had it for the first time. I was worried since he has been EBF. We put a little in his sippy cup and he downed it and was upset that there wasn't more. We kept giving him more, on demand, until he drank about 8 oz in one sitting, without touching his beloved mac and cheese. Bottom line, he loved it. I'm now in the position of wondering what to do about breastfeeding. Doc said that after a year old, the breast milk is not as nutritious as whole cow's milk, but I need to do more research on that. I've read that breast milk is still great. Sorry to ramble.
WHAT?? I'd find a more BF-friendly pedi or one who actually does research...WTF, how is milk that is made for a baby cow more nutritious than milk that is made for YOUR BABY?
That being said, WCM is easier for most moms (at least if you work and have to pump...if I SAH I might feel differently) and there's no harm in switching to it after a year, but BM is still the gold standard of nutrition for your toddler. (...but no, I don't plan to pump after a year and my LO will get WCM).