Whole Milk-Serve cold or heat?

Melissa - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are planning to start our boys, who will be 1 on 2.26, on whole milk this weekend. For those who have already made the transition did you heat it or serve it cold? We're first time parents and want to try to make the transition as easy as possible. Thanks in advance!

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Jamie - posted on 02/18/2009

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I tried giving my daughter who jst turned one cold milk at bedtime and she wldnt drink it so i warmed it up slightly about 30 sec to take the edge off she took it and went right to sleep then but if its in a sippy cup it can be cold I think she associates warmth with a bottle.

Jacqueline - posted on 02/12/2009

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Hi Melissa, We just transitioned our son about a month ago. He turned 1 today!!! We just served it cold right out of the fridge and he loved it immediately so I guess we got lucky. Just make sure your baby whole milk and not any of the low fat varities!

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We just started with whole milk. It took Izzy a couple of days to get used to it, but now she drinks it just fine. We've only been on whole milk for about five days now, and yes, she did spit it out the first couple of days. She doesn't guzzle her drinks anyway, so it's hard to say if she likes/doesn't like it, but at least she has decided it's good enough to swallow! *lol*

Jodie - posted on 02/13/2009

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I mix 3/4 cold water than milk or if warm put 3/4 warm water because I found that straight cows milk gave him really yukky poo.

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Jen - posted on 09/15/2011

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i just put my baby on whole milk and im definately warming it up (shes 14 months) as cold milk constipates her really bad but it guess it depends on the child

Elsa - posted on 04/24/2009

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we've always served our baby warm milk since day 1.. we heated up her formula and/or breastmilk (i pumped and gave it to her in a bottle), so when we transitioned her to whole milk, we gave it to her warm....

Logan - posted on 02/18/2009

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My son gets his milk cold. I'm still nursing but during the day while I'm at work - he's always gotten his milk cold.

Lynsey - posted on 02/18/2009

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Well, my son will be one on the 22nd, but I have already started him on milk. During the day, I serve it to him cold, but at night, I give it to him warm. It helps him sleep. And when I heat it, I make sure I shake it around in the bottle/sippy cup just so it's not too hot in one area. You're gonna be fine!

Beth - posted on 02/18/2009

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well i started by mixing milk and formula so when i did that i just use hot water and milk so it would take the cold edge off now thats he's almost on all milk i am warming it up just a little or else he won't drink his whole bottle...the funny thing is grandpa gives him ice in his other drinks suck as water or juice and he drinks those up ...kids are funny!!!

Andrea - posted on 02/17/2009

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i have been giving my boy homo milk since 9 months old and i always warmed it up. they will like it better warm

Kathryn - posted on 02/17/2009

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Hi, at first I mixed the whole milk in with his breakfast cereal and now he also has it served cold in his little cup at meal times.

Heather - posted on 02/12/2009

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It only took a week to transition my son from formula (served at room temperature) to milk.  He always took 6 ounce bottles.  The first day I put 1 ounce of milk and 5 ounces of formula into his bottle.  Then next day I added 2 ounces of milk and so on until he reached 6 ounces.  He didn't even notice the temperature difference.

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i heated up aidens first cup of milk and he didnt like it, i think he could tell the difference from the formula more because when i give it to him cold he drinks it up just like his juice(also served cold) its better for the body to drink things warm but how many people do. its all up to you it just depends on how you feel like serving it and possibly how he'll take it. i get what people are saying about the chill though my boy would never drink cold or even somewhat cool formula. depends on the baby maybe lol best of luck!

Shannan - posted on 02/11/2009

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when i was introducing milk for the first time i heated it slightly... depends on whether you gave them bottles warmed up or cold or breastfed (in that case, i would warm it up slightly) to emulate what temp they are used to having... cold milk is great in hot weather!

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2009

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I put mine with breakfast to begin with - slightly warm to make it similar to the milk already being feed to her. In a drink form I diluted the first weeks and only introduced one a day for a while to make sure she wasn't going to have any issue with normal milk. Again, I warmed it for her, just luke warm to take the cold edge off.

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i found if i heat it for just 20 seconds that she drinks it better than if i serve it cold i think it is because her formula was used with room temp water so by nuking the milk just a bit it seems to make it more like the temp of her formula!

Jodie - posted on 02/05/2009

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I heat Ryder's up just enough to knock the chill.  He'll spit it out if it's too cold, but drink it well if it's about room temp.

Nikita - posted on 02/05/2009

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It appears when I give my son a cold bottle, he won't drink it but when I let it sit in warm water for about 2 minutes, i assume it is just taking the chill off, he drinks it...

Laura - posted on 02/04/2009

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My Sofia drinks it cold right out of the fridge, though sometimes at night I warm it just so she will be soothed (on especially cranky nights). I am still giving her milk in bottles, as well as sippy cups. I wish I could wean her from the bottles completely, but I think she will be drinking from them for awhile still.

Monica - posted on 02/04/2009

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I serve Jonah cold milk.  Always have.  I am just lazy and do not want to spend the time heating it up. : )

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