Introducing cow’s milk
Today marks the start of a new era! We are saying bye bye to formula (plus it’s awful smell and counting scoops) and introducing cow’s milk. A couple of weeks ago when we were out on our food shop we were stocking up on formula and I decided that would be the last tin we buy. We are close enough to Arthur’s first birthday, (2 weeks today!) in my opinion to get him started on it! The one thing that is kind of a bummer about cow’s milk here is that we can’t get any fresh, only long life. He had his first cup of it today, I was pretty excited and the whole not having to make it up ahead of time is a pretty big win in my opinion! Arthur seemed to notice no difference which is obviously a bonus! I’m hoping that we won’t be using bottles by the time we get to the UK in the Summer. Currently we are giving Arthur 2 bottles a day (first in the morning and bed time) and he has a sipy cup of milk before his nap. I guess the bed time one will be the last to go, he loves to ‘boing’ the teat of the bottle at bed time (we have to say boing every time he does it!), its kind of a ritual (introduced by my Dad over Easter!). So, I thought I’d write all this down while Arthur is having a nap and as I’m writing I realise that in a way it’s actually kind of a big milestone. Introducing cow’s milk to Arthur is another step away from him being a baby. He had 6 months of exclusive breast feeding, 2 months of slowly introducing formula followed by 4 months of formula and honestly it has gone by in a milky blur!! Soon he will be drinking from proper cups and loving the milk moustaches that come with that, for now I will continue to enjoy our snuggly bottle time!!