When is the best time to stop feeding my baby formula?

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Jessica - posted on 10/07/2009

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I switched my son at a year...i did half formula half whole milk till all my formula was gone...now i give him whole milk with graduates milk...u can get it in vanilla,plain or strawberry..i like it because it has alot of things in it that is good for them and he loves it...also i thinks its cheaper then formula so i was so happy that he is done with it lol...

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Leanna - posted on 05/14/2013

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my daughter is 11 months old and she sometimes drinks her formula but she doesnt seem to like it anymore, should i try and mix it with whole milk shes also teething?

Tanya - posted on 10/08/2009

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I use whole milk with a scoop of formula in it to give her more calories, as she is only 21pounds and doesn't always eat her meals because of teething. My Ped. told me to do it this way so she kind of gets both.

Emily - posted on 10/07/2009

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I did the 1/2 formula and 1/2 whole milk for about a month. But gave my son just whole milk in a sippy every once in a while to see if he would drink it. Then when the formula ran out it was whole milk from there. Then a week after his first birthday the bottle went bye bye and we haven't looked back. He is healthy and happily drinking whole milk. But my doctor told me if they are eating well balanced meals and drinking plenty of liquids that toddlers don't even need to be on whole milk 2% is just fine... He said way back when they said to help toddlers gain weight, but with everything else they are eating they really don't need the extra stuff in whole milk. Anyway, hopefully it goes well for you:)

Carmen - posted on 10/07/2009

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My ped suggested we start to transition slowly now to see if she will tolerate milk, the goal being to have her off of formula before 18 mo.

Katherine - posted on 10/07/2009

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We switched to milk when she was 11 months. The transition was super easy, but after a few days she started to wake up hungry at night. She eats pretty much everything at mealtime (fruits, veggies, meat, cereal, etc....). I realized that it was the milk, so I switched back to formula. The very first day back on formula, she slept the entire night!!! I'm going to keep giving the formula as long as possible, until she's eating a bit more during the day.

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My personal opinion... if you can afford to give it to them longer than a year.. then do it. Human babies are meant to nurse for at least two years (judged by the physiology of breast milk), which means they benifit from it. Just plain milk doesn't have all the extra nutrients that formula does.



My son still BFs, but at daycare he gets a homemade formula type milk... if that makes sense. It's whole raw milk with acerola (vit C), infant probiotics, heavy cream, whey (protein but from yogurt or milk not cheese), and lactose. I'd put other stuff in it but he doesn't like the taste (cod liver oil and nutritional yeast flakes).



By Pedi standards though, you can start them at 1 year.

Amanda - posted on 10/06/2009

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My baby started milk 2 months ago, i use homo milk. He had no problems switching.

Amber - posted on 10/06/2009

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When the baby turns one they advice you to start whole milk. I just did the transition to whole milk. You may have to do 1/2 and 1/2 until the baby takes it. What helped my daughter is warming up the 1/2 whole milk for a few sec in the microwave and then add the other 1/2 of (breastmilk or formula). That way the temp. difference between roomtemp to cold isn't that big of a change. Remember to only change one variable at a time. So try to keep the temp the same and change the milk. Hope this helps.

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