my son is ten months old, and i am wondering if i should start giving him real milk yet?
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Bri - posted on 05/01/2010
i really wouldnt recommend it. my son is preemy....so gestationally he was only 9 1/2 months old at 12 months. so we gave him milk. worst thing that we could have done. we had non stop vomiting for 2 weeks. now we can only give him lactaid....and thats it. we tried to switch him back to formula....but even that was rough on his stomach!!! wait as long as possible!!!!!!!! babies tummies are very touchy!!!!
Stefanie - posted on 05/01/2010
12 months mommy! ... keep him on the breast or formula.. on his 1st birthday you can give him a nice glass of cold whole milk ... but until then id stick to the baby stuff... just like your not supposed to start solids till 6 omnths .. theres rules for eveyrthing.. but then again every baby is different... if you honestly feel a lil whole milk wont hurt then go for it... but id talk to his doctor first!!
Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010
Exactly what Chelsea said. When they say no milk until 12 months they mean don't replace formula with it- because until around that time they need the nutrients that are in formula/breastmilk, especially iron. Whole milk doesn't have that. However you can give them small amounts in a sippy or mixed in food- that's what I do with my 10 month old.
Amber - posted on 04/29/2010
Wait until he is 12 months to start, then do start slow with 2 oz WHOLE milk to an 8oz bottle (so there will be 6 oz of formula and 2 oz of milk) then gradually increase until you get to a full bottle of WHOLE milk. Monitor his reaction to the milk, to make sure he isn't allergic to it.
Chelsea Cleo - posted on 04/29/2010
You can give your son cows milk but not as a replacement from formula. Cows milk doesnt have all the good stuff in it that baby needs like formula does. You can give little amounts in a bottle to your son, mix it in with cereals or their baby foods.
I asked my plunket nurse this question just the other day and thats what she told me :)