My target for breastfeeding 小小宝贝 was 12 months. He’s now 14 months old. Hmm… Seems like I’ve exceeded expectations (in corporate terms 😁). Anyway the breastmilk has been dwindling and he’s deriving more nutrients from solids than BM anyway. So it’s more like a good to have but not a necessity.
And it’s more of an emotional connection for me. It’s great to feel needed. ☺️That’s why I’ve been delaying the weaning. For 宝贝 I wasn’t given a choice. She refused to latch on after I was away for one week. We will see how it goes for him.
I’ve reduced my pumping to just 12 noon lunch time and evening 6pm.
Due to experiences with 宝贝’s food allergies and eczema, I’ve been reading up a lot on nutrition, diet and whathaveyous. So instead of formula milk (cow’s milk) which has a lot of additives, I’ve decided to go with plant milk, almond milk.
Although it’s low in fats, but it’s extremely high in calcium and other forms of nutrients. In fact, even higher than animal milk. Fats can be easily replaceable through other food.
The only concern is – is he allergic to almond which falls under the high allergenic group, nuts.
I bought this from Iherb, original, unsweetened almond milk.
I tried it myself… Eh! Quite nice!!
So I gave both of them some, in the morning. In case allergy develops, I’ve time to bring him to the clinic for anti histamine.
And guess what, both of them were fighting to drink it. Good news!!! After 3 days, it’s been confirmed that he’s not allergic to almonds. Time to try other nuts which are full of wonderful stuff! 👍👍
The bad news is, Iherb discontinued this right after I bought my first packet. Sheesh!
So it’s off to cold storage to buy the expensive Silk brand almond milk. $15 per packet.