Re: Liquids other than BM?
My ds is just a little younger than yours, and I'm not comfortable with anything besides bm for him yet, so I would do the chilled bm if I was going to try something. If it were really hot here though, I would more likely give him something to cool off with (cold cloth or rice pack, refrigerated teether, etc), and nurse more frequently. Our bodies are so smart that they increase the water content of our milk when it's hot out to help keep baby hydrated . My ds is liking cold things on his gums, so I was considering freezing some breastmilk into slush and putting it in one of those safe-feeder mesh bag things (but I probably will never actually get around to trying that ). My baby is getting in that crazy grab everything stage, too!
Mama to dd 2/00, dd 8/02 ds 1/06 dd 2/10