Does anyone give there 11 month old cows milk???

Jaclyn - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 40 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 11 months old on the 27 of this month. She doesn't want her formula I've tried putting it in a sippy cup and she still wont drink it. Could she be ready for whole milk??? and if you do give your kids milk is it 2% 1% or homom milke???

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Elizabeth - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hello there, I have 4 kids and all of them were put on cow's milk at 11 months. Formula is just tooo freaking expensive... Anyway. They all had a little diarreah but all is well after a day or so.. I give them whole milk in the beginning and then move them to 2%.

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My Son was born the same day your Daughter was neat! I've been giving him a bottle of homo (3.25%) milk once a day for about a month. He is also getting sick of his formula, he prefers solid foods. He especially likes little bits he can pick up and eat himself more than spoon fed foods.

Amanda - posted on 02/19/2009

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My son did the same thing at 9 months old he refused the formula. I started him on whole milk and he loves it. I spoke to my droctor regarding this and he said it was fine i just had to give him a multi-vitamin.

Syreeta - posted on 02/17/2009

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My doctor suggested using an Enfamil formula made for babies from 9 months to 24 months. She stated that it has more nutrients in it than cows milk. I haven't given my son cows milk yet. He still drinks the formula just fine. However, I am looking forward to not spending $25 a week on formula when cows milk is a fraction of the cost. But I will continue with the Enfamil for now. I am still working on getting him to eat 3 full meals a day. He only eats a small amount for breakfast before he cries for his formula. Lunch time is ok, but dinner time is always a fight. Until I can get him to eat a more well rounded diet I'm going to stick with the Enfamil

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I've just started my 11 month old on the Enfamil Next Step formula. It has a different consistency and taste than regular formula and it still has all the vitamins that she needs in it. I didn't want to move right to milk since she is teething so badly she isn't eating the way she used to and I want to make sure she is still getting all the nutrition she needs. So far she loves it and it is less expensive than regular formula.

Katie - posted on 02/18/2009

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Quoting Syreeta:

My doctor suggested using an Enfamil formula made for babies from 9 months to 24 months. She stated that it has more nutrients in it than cows milk. I haven't given my son cows milk yet. He still drinks the formula just fine. However, I am looking forward to not spending $25 a week on formula when cows milk is a fraction of the cost. But I will continue with the Enfamil for now. I am still working on getting him to eat 3 full meals a day. He only eats a small amount for breakfast before he cries for his formula. Lunch time is ok, but dinner time is always a fight. Until I can get him to eat a more well rounded diet I'm going to stick with the Enfamil


Target and Walmart both make a generic equivalent to the Enfamil Next Step.  We've used both and my daughter doesn't know the difference.  It's about half the cost and my pediatrician says it's just as good.

Danielle - posted on 02/18/2009

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my daughter will be 11 months tomorrow and i started mixing whole milk with her formula to help her get use to the whole milk. i started the begining of march and she seems to love it.

Melanie - posted on 02/17/2009

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I give my daughter full fat cows milk & have been since she was 9months old. I found she was more content after a bottle & slept better at night!!!

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As per my son's doctor, I started giving him whole milk at 9 months. Started out with 2oz once a day, then increased from there. Right now, he drinks 4oz at breakfast and lunch and 6oz at dinner. He gets a bottle of formula at bedtime and between lunch and dinner

Jennifer - posted on 02/17/2009

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try whole milk first and only about 2 ounces if she doenst spit it back up almost immediatly then she can drink whole milk you want to give her the extra fat in whole milk. try to treat her formula as a treat or maybe just use it at bedtime



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Patricia - posted on 02/17/2009

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We are going to start adding 1 oz of milk to each of her bottles starting next week after she turns 11 months. My fiance wanted to start her earlier, but his 2 y/o had a milk(breastmilk too) allergy when she was born and they didn't try to switch her until after she was 1. 

Crystal - posted on 02/16/2009

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I started givin my son Homo cow milk when he was 10months. i was just adivced to mix corn syrup into the bottle so it did not upset his tummy.. he loves it. And He was also a very particular baby when it came to formula in the early stages i had to give him lactos free formula.. but luckly there has been no problems with cow's milk.. Im all for it!

Amanda - posted on 02/16/2009

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My breat fed son will turn 1 in two weeks.  Any advise on introducing cows milk?  He will take a bottle of breast milk but warmed up.  Should I warm up the cows milk?

Rachel - posted on 02/13/2009

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I've been giving my baby a bottle or so of cows milk since he was about nine months. I did not realize that the general rule now according to my doctor is 11 months. I have given him the homo milk and he has had no problems with it. He actually really enjoys it. Since I've been to the doctor though I have been giving him half mixed with formula. Since I've been giving him milk though I've been paying much more attention to his diet to make sure he gets all the nutrients he needs since he isn't getting them all from the formula.

Lindsey - posted on 02/13/2009

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My daughter Kylie is already 11 months and loves milk. I started her on milk about two weeks ago and she made the transition very well. We still give her formula if we are out and about, but otherwise she has milk from her sippy cup.

Lindsey - posted on 02/13/2009

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My daughter Kylie is already 11 months and loves milk. I started her on milk about two weeks ago and she made the transition very well. We still give her formula if we are out and about, but otherwise she has milk from her sippy cup.

Caydie - posted on 02/12/2009

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MY SON WILL BE ELEVEN MONTHS ON THE SEVENTEENTH AND STARTIN A MONTH AGO I HAVE BEEN DOIN HALF TWO PERCENT MILK AND HALF FORMULA. AND DURING THE DAY I WILL GIVE HIM A SIPPY CUP OF MILK.....AND HE IS DOIN JUST FINE. JUST START MIXING IT SO YOU CAN GET HER USED TO IT

Christy - posted on 02/12/2009

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The best thing to do is goat milk but it's hard to find however my doc says cow's milk at this age is okay and does suggest that you get organic whole milk also she says its best to not use homo milk if you can find it.... ( most whole foods or green grocery stores will have it..) I plan to go from nursing to milk and no formula.. Hope that helps..

Katie - posted on 02/12/2009

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I give my daughter a little bit of whole milk everyday, but she still gets three bottles of formula everyday in bottles. Milk is the only thing she will drink out of a cup, so that's why I started giving it to her. She hates the sippy cup and won't take formula or juice out of it, but for some reason I've had a little bit of success when I put milk in it. If you do give your daughter milk, whole milk is what she should have because babies need the higher level of fat to help them develop. Her pediatrician recommends organic or hormone free milk, so that's what I give her.

Jerscillia - posted on 02/12/2009

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my duaghter stoped drinking formula since she was 4 month, i tried every formula, rice milk, soy milf, skimmed milk, powdered milk, evaporated milk...just name it ive tried it...but she take it sometimes with the sitter if im not there to breast feed...but with me no way nothing....ive even tried pediasure.....im not producing as much milk as i should..but she eats solid foods really good...but i cant give her solid foods when she wakes up at night now........help?

Heba - posted on 02/12/2009

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My doctor told me that it is ok to have cow milk since birth cause the formula milk is made from cow milk !

Dana - posted on 02/11/2009

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I started my baby on homo milk about 2 or 3 weeks ago.  I give her 2 bottles of formula and 1 homo milk.  She seems to like it as long as it's warm enough.

Sheena - posted on 02/11/2009

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I give my 11 month old regular milk because by 12 months she's supposed to be off formula anyway. (So they say) I figured I'd give it to her slowely and make sure she didn't have a reaction. So far everything is fine so I continue to give it to her. However, make sure you give her whole milk because their little bodies still need the calories to be able to grow at such a rapid pace like they do.

Lily - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi,



My son has been on cows milk since he was 9 months old. He is now 11 months.



If she is eating dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and such I would go ahead and start her on cows milk. Homo is what you should give her since she needs the extra fat from homo milk.



Our babies have an awesome way of giving us ques when they are ready for the next step.

Jennifer - posted on 02/11/2009

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I'm awful!



My oldest started on cow milk at 9 months and I started Sara at 10 months...she too started to turn away from formula before. she is now on to three bottle a day,breakfast, mid day (which she is starting to fight) and bedtime...

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2009

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I give my little boy vitamin D cow's milk after lunch and supper in a sippie cup. I'm trying to get him used to it. He just kind of rolls it in his mouth, he doesn't really like it too much. He will me one on March 23

Katey - posted on 02/10/2009

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I haven't let him have any yet really - just a sip out of my glass to see what he thought of the taste. Per his doc we'll wait until 12mo and then transition to full fat milk at that time.

Louise - posted on 02/10/2009

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yes I give my son full fat cows milk and he loves it! He has it on his cereal followed by a small 4oz bottle and a big 9oz before bedtime.

Marcia - posted on 02/10/2009

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In Ontario we are advised to give homo dairy products and that extends from yogurt to milk....you might want to check with your Doctor to see what he/she advises, but this seems to be fairly standard guidance....also to start slow just to ensure that your little one doesn't have any odd reactions.

Gina - posted on 02/10/2009

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I did the same for my daughter she's almost 11 months old..I started mixing homo milk with her formula when she was about 10 months and now were almost giving her just home milk..She took to it very well

Melissa - posted on 02/10/2009

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My son has been on 3.25% cows milk for 3 months now. And never had any problems making the transition. Started giving him 2 ounces milk and 6 formula and the increased the milk by 1 ounce a week.

Tera - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughter will be 11 months on the 12th and I have started mixing her formula with homo milk, at first I did 1/4 homo milk and 3/4 of formula, right now we are at half and half. I would think that within a couple of weeks I will have her totally on homo milk and no formula at all. She was the same as your daughter and just was starting to not want her formula anymore either but I did not want to shock her system and totally switch so I tried it this way instead and it has been working for us. My first daugther I switched her around the same age too.

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