Whats the earliest you can give whole milk..not formula?

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Krystel - posted on 09/09/2009

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I started around 9 months and coached it in slowly. My kids ate very well and was eating a drinking without any hassle. Try it first a couple of times and see if he/she likes it. also look for signs of any vomiting or lots of spit up, that could be a sign that they are not ready for it. Also try and the smallest %. Like 2 or non fat.. that is the best. than work your way to whole..

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I wanted to stop breastfeeding my bitter at 9 months and he didn't like formula. My health nurse told me I could start from 10 months. Just introduce it slowly and watered down. 50/50 then increase to 100% cows milk. Its all about their digestive system still. But the general across the board recommendation is 12months and still a slow introduction. It can be used on breakfast cereal from 10 months as well.

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Stefanie - posted on 09/12/2009

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Most doctors will say 12 months. My husband who, well was not thinking gave our daughter whole milk right before 11 months she had NO problems and refused formula after that. Our Dr said don't worry if she is doing well on it. Don't try to push the formula she does not need it as long as she eats well. So who knows, formula is a recent thing they use to use evap milk and all kinds of other things including cow's milk it apparently worked but you know your child the best.

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Stacey - posted on 09/09/2009

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They say 12 months, but I put my son on cow's milk at 9 months. He was too big for me to breastfeed, I was getting back and neck problems and I thought it pointless to switch to formula then to cows in such a short space. However he was born 10lb 4oz so we didn't have a problem with his weight, and they say the reason not to give cows milk too early is because it lacks iron, but I gave my son rice cereal with added iron.

Michelle - posted on 09/09/2009

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Sometimes around 6 months if your baby is eating solids really well. But slowly add the whole milk to their diet. And watch for signs that they maybe getting stomach aches.

Danielle - posted on 09/09/2009

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Around a year my dr told me to start by blended the two first do 3/4 formula and 1/4 whole milk and see how the baby does and keep bringing down the formula by 1/4 and raising the whole milk 1/4 slow upping untill you have nothing but whole milk

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