Transition to milk...
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Elizabeth - posted on 05/23/2011
We also went cold turkey. She didn't even notice. It does have to come from a bottle, however. Apparently in her peanut brain, water belongs in a sippy cup, milk/formula in a bottle, and any other way is just plain wrong.
Loni - posted on 05/14/2011
my son is in dayhome and gets watered down juice all day but we feed him formula in the morning and with dinner, we've just started changing the dinner formula with milk. When we are done this tin of formula, we'll have milk in the morning too.
Mary Renee - posted on 04/30/2011
I agree with Andrea, that's the normal way I've heard it suggested.
I don't know if you're breastfeeding, but I am and my daughter won't drink milk from a bottle because she expect it to come from my breast. One thing you might try is to feed her the cow's milk in a sippy cup instead of a bottle. Kids are funny like that, if they associate breastmilk or formula with a nipple they might only want it that way, but if you put it in a cup or a sippy cup they might think "Hmmm, what's this, I think I'll give it a try." At least that's how it works with my daughter and she flat out refuses a bottle unless it has water in it.
Andrea - posted on 04/22/2011
What I have done with my son and in the daycares I have worked in is mix it alittle at a time with the formula. For example my son drinks 8 oz bottles. So I make a 7 oz bottle of formula and add an oz of milk. And do that for a week and then up it. The next week do 2 oz and so on and so on. I hope this helps.