Can a 6 wk old infant be given ice cold milk? Is it bad for the infant?


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Bethany - posted on 08/17/2013




My daughter was really fussy would only take warm milk, she's now 6 months and drinks it cold your bang will let you know by crying ant refusing the bottle if they don't want it cold

Chet - posted on 08/17/2013




By milk do you mean cows milk? Or do you mean breastmilk? Or formula? At six weeks an infant should only be drinking breastmilk or formula. Usually you warm it up because babies won't take it cold. Also, pumped breastmilk can separate when it's cold and it can be difficult to mix the fat back in again unless you warm it up. Which won't impact the baby, but the chunks of fat can block the bottle. If the baby will take a cold bottle though it won't hurt them. Some babies don't care.

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