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    concerned mom
    An_260481 posted:
    I'm in the same predicament. I am going back to work very soon so I am trying to wean my son (and myself) from breastfeeding. He's almost 9mo. He won't take the formula and my milk has already started drying up. For some reason I am totally unsuccessful with the I can only get 1-2 oz at a time. A family member told me to try the milk...I have had to drink lactose free milk since he was born because the lactose in regular milk would make him spit up my breastmilk badly, and now if I can get him to drink formula (only happened once) He throws it all back up within the hour. I suspect lactose intolerance. Anyhow I tried giving him 3oz of lactaid earlier in the week and he loves it. If he's hard set on breastmilk and I'm not engorged I add a spoon full of sugar (it helps the medicine go down ). I feel like a bad parent because I am a nurse and should know better than to give him milk before one year old but my mommy instinct is telling me it's the best option. I'm very concerned and hoping I'm not going to cause some kind of kidney or digestive issue but i'm not sure what else to do... btw I add formula and cereal to his baby food twice/day and adding meats gradually here and there so he's getting his iron and protein. I hope I'm doing the right thing...

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