Is it ok to give my 11 month old milk? She will be 1 on Friday.
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Andrea - posted on 11/24/2009
hi.iam as the same as u.melissa will be 1 on sat and i want to start giving her cows milk..i also want to start giving her eggs..when is the best time to introduce eggs..we all have eggs in the morning...i dont know wot to do!!!any sugestions pls?
Amanda - posted on 11/22/2009
i started weening my daughter at bout 10 1/2 months i started mixing 1/4 milk and 3/4 formula and so on until she got to just milk she was 1 last Thursday and she loves it now and wont go back to formula :) much cheaper
Brandy - posted on 11/22/2009
i introduced whole milk to my son at 10 1/2 mths... then started him on it, and only in a sippy, full time once he turned 11 mths.. i only gave him formula at night ( still in a bottle). and now he just turned one and will not take formula.. which means no bottles.. yay!
Lynda - posted on 11/21/2009
same here my son turned 1 today and he started on cow's milk about 1 and half weeks ago and seems fine but every child is different all i can advise you is to give her a try and see if she takes to it and see if it affects her in anyway. But you should be fine.
Jessica - posted on 11/20/2009
My son will be 1 next Wed and I had switched him to cows milk 2 weeks ago. He is doing fine with it and I think that when children turn 1 something inside of them doesn't just change since their 1 to all of a sudden tolerate it. My mom switched me to milk when I was 10 months and I was fine.
Maria - posted on 11/20/2009
She should be fine. My pedi said that you can start giving them milk at 10 months, and as long as they don't get diarrhea, and they don't throw up they should be fine. I started giving my son milk at 10 months.
Lydia - posted on 11/20/2009
My son was introduced to milk around 9 or 10 months. It took me a while to realize big sis was sneaking him sips of chocolate milk. Well that and she tended to sit on the floor to snack (wood laminate easy to clean) but anyway if she wasnt looking he would sneak her cup away and get a drink before he spilled. It never seemed to bother him, he still drinks formula sometimes but he tends to prefers milk now, it just has to be warm, cold milk he just tosses the cup aside.
Lindsay - posted on 11/18/2009
why is there a need to switch from formula? just the price difference between formula and milk? if she's only drinking two bottles/sippy cups of formula each day (and it's the only way she'll eat cereals - we spread it across the two servings) what is the reasoning for switching to milk?
Abigail - posted on 11/18/2009
Hey I am currently weaning my daughter onto cows milk so I no how ya feel. My daughter is 1 on the 27th so a week older than your little one.
I just slowly added cows milk 2 her formula and decreased the formula bit by bit.. I had read that alot of babies r fussy and dont like cows milk so I decided to do it gradually. It has been a week and today is her first day on just cows milk.
This was all recommended by my Child and Youth Health Nurse. but if you r unsure wot to do I would talk to your doctor to be safe.
Hope this helps x
Raelene - posted on 11/18/2009
I gave my daughter cows milk at 11 months old as she didnt like formula, and I was prengnant again with our second child, so breastfeeding felt weird and she went off my milk.
The second time around I went to cows milk at one year. But the third time my son didnt like formula and he was biting me and I had to go into hospital for a op, so he went straight onto cows milk at 10 1/2months, and he is fine, no problems.
It is really upto you and what is best for you, as long as they arnt to young I wouldnt do it before 10months and are having solids etc, you do what is best :)
Jess - posted on 11/16/2009
my daughter was switched onto cows milk (under doctors instruction) at 11 months by the swap 1 bottle a day for 3 weeks method. she took to it well and had not probs the reccomended age is 12months so i would say go for it but maybe just give her a slow smooth transition... instaed of straight out swap... good luck :o)
Kathy - posted on 11/16/2009
I ran out of formula yesterday and switched her to whole milk and she is gonna be 1 tomorrow. My oldest girl was switched to cow's milk at 10 mths and my second was fully weaned from breastmilk onto a sippy with cow's milk by 11 mths. My ped recommended it, they were both large enough physically.
However on the post regarding soy, the negatives far outweigh the benefits. It just happens that some children can't tolerate milk-based anything, therefore an alternative had to be sought out and this is the main one used currently. Like 3 out of 4 of my kids have not been able to tolerate milk-based formula until 7 mths old. But I wanted them off the soy asap because there is a high % of phytic acid in soy which blocks the uptake of essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron and especially zinc. It also contains potent enzyme inhibitors which block the uptake of trypsin and other enzyme that the body needs for protein digestion. Then adding that soy also contains a natural chemical that mimics estrogen and has been shown to alter sexual development in animals there are just so many negative aspects that the positive side of it being easier on your digestive system doesn't seem so great after all:( Think of this little known fact: 2 glasses of soy milk per day over the course of 1 mth contains enough of that chemical to change the timing of a woman's menstrual cycle.
The only time I would recommend a soy diet would be if your child has milk allergies (such as myself) or lactose intolerance. Otherwise cow's milk is the standard recommendation. I so dislike the findings on soy that I do not use soy milk, I choose to take a well absorbed calcium/vit. D supplement than use soy on a daily basis.
I've never tried almond milk, something to look into for sure though :) If you are concerned with the horomones that are pumped into cow's so they produce more milk then go with the Organic type. But also know that most of the soy beans used today are actually produced from genetically modified seeds that are sold to the soy farmers.
Crystal - posted on 11/15/2009
cows milk is hard on the digestive system in children and adults, but adults can handle it better. Supposedly cows milk is safe for them by the time they're one, chance of allergies and such is low, but a soy or almond milk would be alot better. Itd be better for everyone but not many ppl will do it forever so even if you just did a different milk till they're 2 or so it gives their digestive system a chance to develop more healthy. Keep them from getting random problems as an adult. Acid reflux, Irittable bowel...whatever. Its not really going to "hurt" but as with everything there are better options.
Tania - posted on 11/15/2009
i gave my son milk at 11mth 2wks he just turned 1 i just sarted on half water n half milk n weened it dwn he now on 1/4 water n rest milk n hes doing just fine my older 2 were on cows milk at 6mths they couldnt tolerat anything else
Donna - posted on 11/15/2009
i cant see y not, my second child just turned one and i gave her whole cows milk about two weeks ago and she seems ok, i would just introduce it, i gave mine a small beaker full then waited a few days to see if she had any intolerance to it. i still give her baby milk on a night and i just give her a beaker of cows milk through the day.