When do I swop formula to cow milk???

Nicola - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My baby girl is turning 1 in a couple of weeks and all the books tell you to change over to cow milk but Im scared she wont get all the nutrients that are in formula???? How do I make the transition??? what if she doesnt like cows milk?????? HELP!!!

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Sara - posted on 11/04/2009

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I was worried about the same thing and I just heated up whole milk as I would her formula and she drank it right down. I am feeding her whole milk throughout the day and formula before bed.

I know that some people slowly transition by adding the whole milk to the formula so that each day, they have less and less formula. It's up to you how to what to do it. I would try giving her a bottle of whole milk cold or warm (however she normally has her formula) and see if she drinks it. If she does, then you have no worries. If she doesn't, then you can do the mixing route.

:-) Hope that helps.

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Amy - posted on 11/08/2009

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My little one loves to steal her older brothers tippy cup that has cows milk. She loves it! So once I am out of formula no more for her! I am so excited, formula is so expensive compared to milk.

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Hellen - posted on 11/05/2009

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if you are afraid about her not getting all the nutrients and added stuff that is in formula you can always give her some of the ensure pediatric drinks they come in chocolate vanilla and straberry I give them to both my boys throughout the day specially on days that they act a little extra picky on what they will eat. As far as switching give her cows milk in a sippy or kiddy straw cup through out the day as if it were an extra drink like juice or water and slowly increase how often you give it to her and decrease the amounts of bottles. Well at least that's what I did and it worked like a charm with both my boys not only did it help with the transition but it got them off the bottle fast. My youngest just turned 1 on nov 2nd and he's already off the bottle and my oldest was off the bottle about the same time.

Ashli Faye - posted on 11/05/2009

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everybody likes cows milk its cows milk every animal drinks cows milk lol to the serious they have tottler formula so if u have the extra money to spend on formula go for it on the other hand if she is eating solid foods like she should be the fat from the cows milk is fine for her she should get all her other nutriction from solid foods no way should she only drink milk its not healthy if u are not on solids which why wouldnt u be but if ur not then try goats milk its more healthy also cost moreagain if she is eating food any kind of milk is fine cows or goats , soy any kind is good she just needs to drink milk for the vitiume D and calcium

Nicola - posted on 11/04/2009

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Thanks for that Sara, its just such a worry when they go onto the next stage of things!

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