What type of milk do you feed your child?

Jessica - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My daughter just turned 1 yr old and I wasn't sure what kind of milk to start her on..

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Sara - posted on 10/21/2009

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I think if he's a trained night feeder, you're going to have to try to ween him off of that night feeding. At a year old he doesn't need it. At night, instead of offering him formula/milk, offer him water. He will probably protest for a couple of nights, but it's best to try to get him away from night feedings (they aren't good for his teeth either). Eventually, he will not wake for feeding anymore. Oh, and also make sure he's getting enough during the day...3 meals, 3 snacks and 16-24 oz of milk/formula. Hope that helps!

Michelle - posted on 10/19/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

*side note* goat milk has no lactose and higher fat that cow milk. it is closer in composition to human milk so babies digest it far better than cow milk or toddler formula junk.


since you are still nursing this probably will have no effect for you but we talked to our ped about goats milk *baby is allergic to dairy soy and probably glutten so we went over all milks
*and were told goats MIlk lacks A TON OF VITAMINS so if we went that way to make sure to put her on a vitamin... we decided to go with coconut milk and we do baby led weaning so she still nurses

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Sadaf Shahid - posted on 03/25/2013

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my son is 42 months old , recently came in united States of America , What type of milk do you recommend for my son for better health.

Kline - posted on 10/26/2009

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my son louie also juz turned one last 0ct.4 and he drink pediasure milk supplement that is good for children 1 to 3 y/o available in vanilla and chocolate flavor.

Rose - posted on 10/25/2009

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Xol ("sol") is on organic whole cow's milk, as per her doctor's orders for her brain development, like for all 12 month olds. She doesn't like it plain, so I mixed with formula and gradually weeded it down to only 2 oz. per serving. Dr said to give a total of 20 oz per day.

Michelle - posted on 10/25/2009

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My 1 year old is on 2% milk. She is already a healthy little girl so the DR said I could stick with what we drink at home. At school she drinks whole milk. She doesnt have any side effects from changing. Shes been on real milk for about 2 weeks. They also make formula for older babies called Next Step or Stage 2....Its for babies 9-24 months. My doctor still has his daughter on that but said that the baby should be off regular formula by 1. She was on the Next Step for a week or so but didnt like it. I hope this helps so that you can make a decision. Good Luck.



did you find out why your doctor said 2%? doesn't matter if shes healthy they need the fat in whole milk for brain development...

Michelle - posted on 10/25/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

My 1 year old is on 2% milk. She is already a healthy little girl so the DR said I could stick with what we drink at home. At school she drinks whole milk. She doesnt have any side effects from changing. Shes been on real milk for about 2 weeks. They also make formula for older babies called Next Step or Stage 2....Its for babies 9-24 months. My doctor still has his daughter on that but said that the baby should be off regular formula by 1. She was on the Next Step for a week or so but didnt like it. I hope this helps so that you can make a decision. Good Luck.



did you find out why your doctor said 2%? doesn't matter if shes healthy they need the fat in whole milk for brain development...

Nicole - posted on 10/25/2009

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My 1 year old is on 2% milk. She is already a healthy little girl so the DR said I could stick with what we drink at home. At school she drinks whole milk. She doesnt have any side effects from changing. Shes been on real milk for about 2 weeks. They also make formula for older babies called Next Step or Stage 2....Its for babies 9-24 months. My doctor still has his daughter on that but said that the baby should be off regular formula by 1. She was on the Next Step for a week or so but didnt like it. I hope this helps so that you can make a decision. Good Luck.

Danielle - posted on 10/24/2009

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Hi! My guy is lactose intolerent so he had soy formula and now he's drinking goat's milk. My doctor said that goat's milk is the closest to breast milk. No growth hormones. My next baby will be breast fed then goat's milk for him!

Amanda - posted on 10/24/2009

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I started giving my twins whole milk gradually along with formula at around 11 months. They not get one cup of formula in the morning and whole milk at lunch and dinner. In between I offer them water and sometimes diluted carrot or prune juice if they are having hard bowel movements.

Angie - posted on 10/21/2009

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whole milk is usually the best. it helps with brain development. Years ago I was told to keep them on whole milk till five. I drink whole milk so it's not a biggie for me. just remeber to ween her on it.

Ashlee - posted on 10/21/2009

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my son will be 1 on oct 25 and he's been having whole milk (3.25%) since about 9.5 or 10 months. At first he was getting only 4 oz of milk and 20 oz of formula he is now exclusively on whole milk and doing great!! Our ped said at this age the range in amounts is pretty wide anywhere from at least 8 to no more than 24 oz per day
my son gets 4 oz after breakfast 4 oz at nap time (noon) and 8 oz before bathtime, bedtime, we do it before bathtime so we can brush his teeth during bath. hope that helps! :~)

Thea - posted on 10/21/2009

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Aurora is still breastfed but my eldest started having full fat cows milk at around 18 mnths and then goats milk.... this time around I will let her wean off and then go straight to goats milk

Lynsey - posted on 10/21/2009

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my little boy has just turned one and i cant get him to have whole milk he is still on formula he also still wakes durin night for milk has any one got any ideas which i could try thanks x

Lynsey - posted on 10/21/2009

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my little boy has just turned one and i cant get him to have whole milk he is still on formula he also still wakes durin night for milk has any one got any ideas which i could try thanks x

Sara - posted on 10/21/2009

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Vitamin D whole milk. They need the full fat for their brain development. My ped says my daughter needs to have 24 ounces a day.

Nicole - posted on 10/20/2009

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hmm coconut milk sounds intriguing. I may look into it- Phoebe might enjoy it.

Nicole - posted on 10/19/2009

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*side note* goat milk has no lactose and higher fat that cow milk. it is closer in composition to human milk so babies digest it far better than cow milk or toddler formula junk.

Nicole - posted on 10/19/2009

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breast. I will eventually move to goats milk after she self weans then move to cow after age three or so. I have no faith in the quality of cow milk in my area too much rGBH and what not so I will avoid it for a good while yet.

Melissa - posted on 10/19/2009

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Just had my twins' 1 year check up and my ped. said to give whole milk because they need the extra fat. She also mentioned that the max amount they should get in a day is 20 oz. Hope it helps.

Suzette - posted on 10/18/2009

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Doc said the best is Homo milk .But of course if your liitle have allergies as my nefew did he was put on soyMilk

Zojoho - posted on 10/18/2009

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I've still got Holly on formula. I'm not quite ready to put her onto Cows milk just yet, it wasn't very successful with my eldest 2, so I'm just going to wait a tad longer to do the switch.

Michelle - posted on 10/18/2009

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if there are no allergies go with whole milk we did organic whole with our oldest which he still drinks at 6 *he's skinny so needs the extra calories* our 1 year old is allergic to cows milk soy and afew other things so she gets coconut milk and nursing as she pleases

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