Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I should just buy a cow

At their one year checkup, the pediatrician told us we could start giving Riley and Paige whole milk instead of formula. She gave us 2 options: switch cold turkey and replace all formula with milk right away or switch gradually, mixing milk with the formula and gradually increase the milk while decreasing the formula. We went with option 2 for several reasons. First, and most important, I had JUST ordered a new case of formula (we get a multiples discount by buying it directly from the company. The only drawback was the discount only applied to cases. Considering the amount of formula we went through, this was never a problem. I think a case lasted us a little over 2 weeks. Crazy, right?) and I wasn't going to let it go to waste. Plus, the girls didn't really take to the straight milk immediately. Right now they still get about 6 ounces of formula a day. Our ped's recommendation was to replace the 24 ounces of formula with 24 ounces of milk. Seems like a lot, but we'll do what she says. Now we are going through at least 2 gallons of milk a week and we aren't even on full milk yet! It's cheaper than formula, but it seems like we are always running to the store for milk. We don't even run out of diapers as often as we run out of milk.

Sometimes, I think adopting a cow would make things so much easier.

I'm sure my landlord won't mind


  1. Sounds like the smart way to go, Jen! Plus then you can write off your property as a working farm. ;)

  2. It's so interesting to read this and know what we have to look forward to. The whole transitioning to solids and not just baby purees, and how many ounces they should be drinking/number of bottles per's all been very stressful for me. I worry about whether we are on track. I feel like we are behind because of all the spit up. Now I know to be prepared to buy a cow in a few months!

  3. You NEED to tell me about the multiples formula discount!!! :)

  4. But then you'll have even more poop to deal with than you do now.

  5. I am so stressed about switching to feeding Paloma food other than breastmilk. It's so easy to just give her the boob when she's hungry (or formula if I were formula feeding) Learning how much milk & food she needs a day will be hard.

    You must have a huge fridge to store all that milk!