formula to cows milk

Tracy - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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my baby girl talisha is 9 months shes on formula when is the right age to change from formula to cows milk help plz

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Kia - posted on 12/14/2009

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i spoke to my hv about this just yesterdsay my son is 10 months he told me that i should introduce cows milk into the diet from around 8 months like in cereal mash etc and even small amounts to drink and not to worry about allergies as milk allergies are never life thretening and if anything the runs so not a big deal but u should replace formula to cows milk till after a year old but introduce it now

Denise - posted on 12/13/2009

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At my son's nine month check-up, I asked my doctor when we could start him on cow's milk and she said around 11 months to give him two ounces a day(undiluted whole milk) for about a week to week and a half, then four ounces a day for a week and so forth until he is drinking just regular milk.

Best advice...ask the pediatrician. So many doctors have so many views. LOL.

Amy-Dawn - posted on 12/13/2009

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I have had a child who was very picky with her formula who is now almost three. Usually at a year is when you are supposed to change it but i changed my little one at 9 months when she was that age and she did great on it.. im actually thinking on doing it with my 9 month old that i have now too !

Kim - posted on 12/10/2009

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my health nurse said 10mths to have regular milk all the time and she eats 3 good meals a day too so i dont think nutrition would be a problem

Vanessa - posted on 12/04/2009

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my doctor told me my son could be put on cows milk at 9 mths as long as he was eating 3 meals a day..which he eats more then that lol..we didnt ask to switch him cause we had heard too that it was 12 mths for whole milk but she came out nad recommended it to us ..she said he was ready....and he will still take formula too but its faster to prepare the cows milk since he likes it cold and formula has to be warm..but there is no real specific age it all goes by their diet since there is a lot of extras in formula that they need if they arent getting a good amount of baby food. should discuss it with ur dr before switching her =)

Grace - posted on 11/30/2009

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Be careful about mixing formula with milk. That is a lot of protein for the kidneys to process at once. Talk to your pediatrician. Just before 12 months is fine don't do it too early because there is a huge taste difference between cow's milk and formula and they may not want to go back and your baby does need all the nutrients that they can get from the formula. Remember 12 months is a recommendation waiting a bit longer isn't bad either. Just take it slow, there is no rush and see how your baby does.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/27/2009

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My baby is 39 weeks and took him to the doctor and he told me to start giving him whole milk until hes 12 months or to start him a month earlier... But not before.

Sherrina - posted on 11/21/2009

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I was planning on starting whole milk with my daughter around 12 months like I did with my son, but she is completely different and may even start it earlier. The only reason I say that is because she is developing much quicker than my son did and I have to stop comparing them together because they are SOO different. I want to start her on when I think she's ready, but of course I won't do it too soon. I know it can make babies constipated and she poops enough!

Karrington - posted on 11/21/2009

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My son is 9 months old and only has three bottles of formula a day (about 14-18 ounces) otherwise he drinks whole milk from a sippy cup and he is perfectly healthy! He is smart and in the 75th percentile for his weight and 95th percentile for his height! His doctor said it was fine as long as he was getting plenty of fluids! Good Luck!

Amanda - posted on 11/21/2009

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Similac makes a formula for 9 to 12 months old called Go and Grow that starts to introduce milk because it's milk based but no throwing out the formula til a year old. I've been using this formula and my son seems to like it and it's cheaper then the Similac Advanced I had been using.

Dawn - posted on 11/19/2009

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Thank you to everyone's imput and this wasn't even my post!!! I liked the vartiety of answers and have begun soaking my son's cereal in milk to test it. I am not however in a rush because I do feel that formula has the nutrients that he still needs right now.

CJ - posted on 11/19/2009

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Babies still need the nutrients they get from the formula until they turn 1 yr. However, I was told to start 1/4 milk, 3/4 formula at 11months and gradually work up to all milk over that last month to get their tummy's used to it and to make sure that they aren't milk intolerant.

Holly - posted on 11/19/2009

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You can start giving her cow's milk now, if you would like. I started my daughter, Bianca-Lynn, about 1 1/2 - 2 months ago, just give a little at a time (4 ounces milk + 2 ounces water) to see how she reacts to it.

Shelley - posted on 11/18/2009

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Cows milk is not good for people. I don't recommend anyone drinking it. Try rice milk or almond milk.

Krystal - posted on 11/18/2009

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No cow's milk till one year! Sorry - but cow's milk just doesn't have the same nutrients as formula, and the next three months are important for growth and development. Stick it out just three more months.

Tara - posted on 11/17/2009

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over a year. theres not enough nutrients in cows milk and there is a risk of allergies later in life and now. talk to a doctor and look this up.

Josie - posted on 11/13/2009

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my health nurse told me that 8 months is a good time to start introducing cows milk.. so now you could start with small amounts on cereal to see if allergic then if not.. start 1/4-/34 milk-formula then gradually over the month give more

Melissa - posted on 11/13/2009

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Hi! Talisha should be around 12 mths to move onto cows milk, but the way I have done it in the past with my three girls is to do it gradually! Othewise the can get really constipated! ( not pleasant!) So @ around 10 1/2 - 11 mths start by fiving bubs part formula and part cows milk until you eventually are giving entirely cows milk! Also around that same time start feeding full cream yoghurt or using all cows milk on cereal for brekki! Their little tummys will get used to it in no time! And your life will be that bit easier because you no longer have to make up formula xx Good Luck! xxx

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