Transfering From Formula to homo Milk???

Krista - posted on 01/02/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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So i have decided to transfer my 9 month old son to homo milk ; Formula is TOO dam expensive...i have tried giving my son 2% and he absalootley LOVED IT!!! but after awhile he threw up.... so im going to put him on homo milk ; he eats his meats now ; so he is still getting his protene.
but im just nurvous about the transformation...like..... i dont know what to do or how to do it.. when do i give him regular milk??? same as when i give him his formula???... to i treet it like its his formula? i dont know what to do!!!!! any moms out their that can help me PLEASEEEEE help me.. im NURVOUS as ever right now....

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Anna - posted on 01/12/2011

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I would talk to your Ped. especially if your baby is throwing up the milk. i was just thinking of switching my daughter to goats milk and I researched a lot of different thoughts on it because I was nervous too and she threw up the milk. mostly what i read said that there is a pretty delicate balance of nutrition that a baby needs until they are 12 months old. Things like kidney damage from too much protein are a concern. some people water the milk dowm and then you are at risk for seizures beause of not enough nutrition and too much water in the diet- also a babies electrolyte balance is very sensitive. I would support you doing what you feel best as a mom for your baby with the knowledge and support of a trusted doctor behind you. really you are almost there with the formula though- just 4 months to go. Your Ped. may want to see and weigh your baby every couple of weeks or so to make sure there are no problems with the switch. I go tomorrow to see our doctor about the switch or not the switch to goats milk. if you like I can let you know what he says. i know goats milk is completely different but I also plan on asking about the cow's milk as well. We have a lot of allergies in our family so that's why the goats milk. I know every baby is different though so I agree with the other mommies especially if you are nervous-- it can't hurt to consult a doctor first. ;)

Katie - posted on 01/11/2011

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I just had my daughter's 9 month check up and asked her pedi about giving her small amounts of whole milk. I BF, but the main reason is it's such a pain to always have to pump if I'm going to be away from her, which is rare anyways. She doesn't want me to introduce it until she's 12 months not because of allergy's, but because it can make her anemic. I think that I'm going to introduce her when she's 11 months. I still plan on breastfeeding her, so I think that the iron she gets from me will make up for the iron she's not getting from whole milk.

Kali - posted on 01/10/2011

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My son was on forumla until he was 2. He hated cows milk. I think the biggest concern is the nutrition factor of milk. Make sure he is getting lots of veggies, fruit and a vitamins!

Amanda - posted on 01/10/2011

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Actually, it just changed again so that you can introduce whole cow's milk as early as 9 months, the reason is to better avoid allergies...seems waiting too long to introduce higher allergen foods such as milk, nuts, berries, eggs, etc isn't good either. As soon as your child can eat a piece of toast he can technically have a thin layer of peanut butter on it. But every parent will go with their instinct and if your child is prone to allergies or there is a family history of allergies, then it could be best to wait a little longer.



I am planning to start switching my son over at 9 months as well.

Rachel - posted on 01/10/2011

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i have swapped my 9 month old from formula to cows milk in the last 2 days. giving him 7 oz in the morning and 8 at night like i would if he was on formula. both my other 2 children were on cows milk by 9 months as they were all sicky babies. All are perfectly fine and healthy now with NO allergies. I think it depends on baby and mum if baby is ok on it then keep it going cant hurt to try x

Elizabeth - posted on 01/03/2011

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"Commercial infant formulas provide all the nutrients that most infants need. Milk from animal or plant sources doesn't contain these nutrients in a healthy balance for an infant. For example, infants who drink cow's milk are at risk of iron deficiency."
-Found on mayoclinic website

Elizabeth - posted on 01/03/2011

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I would highly recommend talking to your pediatrician. I understand how expensive formula can be, however, it is not yet time to switch to cow's milk. They do not need nor should be started on regular milk until at least 12 months old. The main reason for this, allergies.
If you can continue to stick it out and get as many coupons and deals as you can. For the health of your son.
Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 01/02/2011

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Your best bet would be to ask your doc. Does he have a 9 month check up/ shots this month?

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