Whole milk, 2%, or fat free? Organic? Formula?

Ann - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I just started my baby on half cow's milk and half Enfagrow formula, I figure the formula will give him the vitamin's he may still need and I'm using organic fat free milk, is it nutritionally sound and good for him, or do I need just plain whole milk? Do you still feed your baby formula?

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Ann - posted on 08/01/2010

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Thanks guys for all the helpful comments. I have now switched to Organic whole milk after talking to his pediatrician and have completely stopped formula. He hated the fat free milk anyways and absolutely loves whole milk, better for him since he's a little underweight :)

Kasey - posted on 07/30/2010

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The child health nurse we see recomends whole milk, because they need the fat content in it. She also said not to worry about formula as long as bub eats well. Hope that helps :)

Louise - posted on 07/28/2010

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My daughter was a year old a fortnight ago and is now on full fat cows milk. Our doctor reccomends full fat til at least two

Sharian - posted on 07/25/2010

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My daughter still nurses once a day, but other then that she loves whole milk. It has tons of vitamins in it and will help them gain weight if needed.

Kelly - posted on 07/25/2010

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My daughter turned 1 on July 1st, we started whole milk at that point and I am slowly transitioning her till her bottles are all milk and no formula but my daughter is really set top routine so I have to go slowly or else she's going to decide she doesn't like it. My pediatrician said that if she isn't a great eater and is only getting the whole milk that I would be ok to give her a multivitamin for kids 0- 3years. She seams to be liking fruits and starches but I am going to have to give her the vitamin to help fill in the gaps where she doesn't have enough veggies and no meat at all, she just won't eat it.

Katie - posted on 07/23/2010

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My son turned 1 July 8 and I stared to give him whole milk at 11 months. My doctor tell me whole milk is better for him to grow and his bones and teeth.

Chelsie - posted on 07/23/2010

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My child has always been in the 100% for weight so my ped. told me to switch her to what we drink when she was ready. So she is on skim milk with her meals and still gets a bottle before bed which she is no longer going to have once she is one. I began giving her milk with her meals in a cup at about ten months so she would be use to taste. I think that helped alot because she likes it now. Alot of my friends didnt do that and now there children are rejecting the milk.

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2010

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Babies need whole milk. The fat in the milk is what they need for brain development. I would ask your doctor to see what he recommends, but I'm pretty sure that its not healthy for your baby's development if they aren't getting that fat that's in whole milk.

Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2010

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Most pediatricians will recommend whole milk. I plan to start the transition to organic whole milk in about a week (after doctor's visit) with my daughter who turned one on the 21st. I will most likely start with a small bottle during her feedings and work my way to her morning and night time bottles.

Lilah - posted on 07/22/2010

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I'm nursing but will be returning to work in about a week so we are starting our son whole milk. Our peds have always recommended whole milk between the ages of 1 and 2. Friends of mine that have used formula have generally switched to whole milk at a yr because of the cost.

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