Can I give my 18 month old cold cows milk?

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Sherri - posted on 10/07/2011

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Yes of course you could start doing cold cow's milk by 12mo's.



It is supposed to be Whole milk until they reach 2yrs of age, then you can switch to 2% till they reach 3yrs of age and then 1% from there on.

Lori - posted on 10/07/2011

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Also I dunno if you are breast feeding instead of formula? You can also mix breast milk in with milk to help ease the transition as well.

Lori - posted on 10/07/2011

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My son is 13, almost 14 months old now, I mixed formula in with milk for a week or so to let him get used to milk, then took him off formula compleatly when I ran out. I also give him whole milk pretty much most all of the time, but when I am at other people's houses and grab him some milk it does not hurt if it's 2% or 1%. but like Karen Hill says, make sure he drinks mostly whole milk until he is 2, or until his physician says otherwise. Are you on WIC? You should go join WIC, it really helps you learn a lot of information about what foods your baby can and can't eat and until what ages ect. :)

Patricia - posted on 10/07/2011

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I think whether it's 2%,1% or whole is mainly up to you. We've drank 2% and 1% since my son was born(but I didn't give him any milk til he was over age 1. You may want to mix it with formula(again, it's up to you) like 1/2 formula, 1/2 milk. My son never drank warm formula. He liked it cold.
What worked for me may not work for you, but this is what we did. Good luck hun!

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Patricia - posted on 10/07/2011

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mine and my friend's son drink 2% or 1%. As long as they're eating nutritious food and not crap all the time your 18mo should be ok.

Karen - posted on 10/07/2011

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like patricia said - they can go on cow's milk at 1 but make sure it's whole milk until at least age 2, they still need the fat

Patricia - posted on 10/07/2011

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like regular pasteurized milk? Uhhh Ya after the age of 1 they do not need to be on formula.

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