COWS MILK PLSSSS HELP
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Mel - posted on 05/12/2009
no nothing will happen to him between 6-12 months is recommended , however you the mum so its entirely your choice. the longer hes on formula the better of course as it has more nutrients but if he's at a good weight and you want to change him over just make sure you do it slowly half water half cows milk and see how he reacts make sure he doesnt have constipation or anything.
Ally - posted on 05/12/2009
Like most of the other moms we waited until 12 months to try cows milk by mixing it with breastmilk but our daughter hated the consistency so we tried goats milk and she loves it! The consistency is much closer to breastmilk and it is just as nutritious and high in fat like cows milk. It is also supposed to be easier for little tummies to digest and a better transition from breastmilk or formula. We haven't had any constipation issues like a lot of my friends who went to cows milk. good luck
Rebecca - posted on 05/12/2009
I actually had a child care health nurse tell me that I could start giving my 10 month old bub onto milk but going half and half. She was fully on cow's milk by 11 1/2 months old. However, that was 12 years ago. I now have a 2 year old who doesn't have milk at all. She won't drink it. I breast fed her until she was about 16 months old but she refuses to drink it. So she has yoghurt and cheese as her dairy replacement.
Chris - posted on 05/12/2009
i waited until my daughter was 12 months b4 stoppin the formula and giving her cows milk. although i did give her cows milk in her cereal in the morning.that way she got used to the taste and used to digesting it as its only a small amount
Tara - posted on 05/11/2009
Several years ago the recomendation that it was safe to give cows at one was changed to two by the college of pediatrics. The newest information recomends breastfeeding or formula feeding until the age of two. My son refused formula so my doctor said goats milk is easier to digest and is safe for a one year old.
Jennifer - posted on 05/11/2009
Tamara has the right idea! :)
Cows milk is not fit for little digestive systems, keep nursing or formula feeding
Before you know it he will be one! They grow up so fast, so enjoy the little things that keep them small. My son(4 years-nursed for 5 months and was done and just wanted formula, water and juice) started cows milk at 13 months, and my daughter(currently 14 months) will not stop nursing and will sometimes drink cows milk.
You can give him water or juice-watered down- if you are finished nursing or dont want to give him so much formula.
Good luck! :)
Sarah - posted on 05/11/2009
I started my child early on solids but never gave him milk until he was over 14mths. Its very hard for a baby to break down all the essential nutrients that he needs. I think you would find he wouldn't thrive as well as he is on formula/breast. Also at 8mths, milk should still be making up most of their meal intake. I would consult with your GP or Pediatrician before doing it.
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