can i give my 4 month old cows milk?

Francine - posted on 08/22/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hello from Australia .. so i have read alot on here about cows milk and noticed its not ideal b4 the age of 1. Scarlett never latched on so I am expressing, at 6 weeks old i tried to introduce formula and gave it to her for her night feed b4 bed but found her waking at 2am vomiting that happened for 4 nights so then I stopped, at 3 months old i tried to introduce it again and we are having the same problem. I have tried 6 different formulas and she vomits with each one till the point shes vomiting bile. I have an appointment with a paediatrician in 2 days but my milk has really slowed down i express every 2-3 hours and only get 50ml each time .. i drink plenty of fluids and i also take fenugreek. I give her farex the baby rice cereal but its not enough and shes a hungry baby. Can diluting cows milk just for 2 days be any harm?

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Gena - posted on 08/23/2015

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I agree with the other ladies. Don't give her cow milk and take her to the doctor asap.

Jodi - posted on 08/23/2015

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If she isn't keeping anything down, and hasn't done for a while, then you should take her to the hospital - she could be in danger of dehydrating.

Francine - posted on 08/22/2015

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My gp just said to keep trying to give BM! And if needed to put a reflux med in the formula but now it's at the point she wont even drink formula

Jodi - posted on 08/22/2015

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Francine, what has your doctor said? I know you said you have an appointment with a pediatrician in a couple of days, but surely you've been to see a GP?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/22/2015

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You've already seen that the child is or may be severly lactose intolerant. Giving her milk, in ANY form, will NOT be healthy, as she'll vomit worse than with formula.

Dove - posted on 08/22/2015

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Absolutely do not give her cow's milk. If she is severely vomiting formula designed for infants which is MADE from cow's milk... imagine how much worse just cow's milk will be for her poor little system....

Sarah - posted on 08/22/2015

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Do NOT give her cereal or cow's milk. Her digestive system is not developed enough for that and you will do harm to her body.

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