Drinking milk

Tonya - posted on 12/06/2008 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am looking for opinions on when to start transitioning to whole milk. My boy is 11 months old, born on the 29th. He drink formula now, (less than 20oz aday.)

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Jen - posted on 12/26/2008

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you mix the milk and formula. What I did was put the water and the formula and then fill the rest with milk. Then you can heat it (if you're baby still wants it warm) or give it to them after you shake it all up.

MELISSA - posted on 12/26/2008

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We transitioned about 2 weeks before Kohl's first bday. I gave one milk bottle a day.Now we are only using milk and he is doing fine. We use whole milk-it is very important to use whole milk for babies as the fat in whole milk is VERY important for brain development.

Elaine - posted on 12/25/2008

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hi tonya hope your little boy doing well we just completed the transition for my little girl also born the 29 dec what we did was give zoe half form and half cow's milk until our last formula was gone she has been on milk now for about 1 week and we have had no problems we did it this way as my sister in law said when she did it she went to fast and her little one ended up with constipation so far for us so good .. E

Rebecca - posted on 12/24/2008

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My ped had us transition my ds at 9 mos. He gets no more than 24 ozs of milk in a 24 hr period. I make sure I crush up half of a childrens chewable vitamin twice a week and he is just fine.

Barbara - posted on 12/22/2008

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You might check with your Dr. Ours told us that as long as her diet was well balanced, Alyssa could do 2% instead of whole milk. They are "changing" what they recommend because Americans have so much added fat/calories other places. We did mix with formula, adding more and more milk, then ran out of formula. Alyssa took to it really well! Weaning from a bottle to sippy cup is next here!

Jen - posted on 12/17/2008

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We started on the day she turned 11 months adding 2 oz of milk to her formula and would do so each week until we got up to 8. I also eliminated the bottle at the same time so I would replace a bottle feeding with a cup instead. Now we're bottle and formula free.

Emily - posted on 12/16/2008

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We gave our little girl milk about a week before she turned one. It was kind of funny, she would take a couple really big swigs, then look at her bottle like what is that. Then drink the rest.

Trayce - posted on 12/16/2008

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I waited till my kids were over a year old. My youngest Emma just turn 1 and I tried it out the other day, and she liked it. Just try a little at a time just to see.

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2008

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My doctor said once she's a year you can just switch over completely or gradually, I'm planning on just giving her milk instead of formula on her birthday

Karen - posted on 12/16/2008

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my sister is a dietician she works with a pedeatric dietician who says to hold off until a year mosty for the fact thats it can upset their little tummies

Selina - posted on 12/08/2008

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our doctor told us to finish off any remaining formula we have and to switch to whole milk. We've been our son little drinks of whole milk since he was 11 mths

Clair - posted on 12/07/2008

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Health vistors advised not to give milk until they are 1yr and to be still sterilsing the bottle until then as well, can be used to make meals from 6months

Sara - posted on 12/06/2008

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my doctor told me to start my boy when he was 10 months... just start giving once a day a little and gradually add more

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I am starting with about 4 to 6 ounces a day (in a cup) just like I did with my other two kids. He loves milk! Although he doesn't seem to like it in a bottle so that will be another bridge to cross.

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