is it ok to give fresh cow milk to my nine month old baby

Juliana - posted on 09/25/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am having a nine month old baby. when i get back to work after three months maternity leave, i started to give formula and breast milk to my babay, after a month she refuse to drink breast milk and we proceded with Nan formula milk. I experienced terrible constipation when she only drink formula milk i tried to figure out the problem with my doctor but no change. Now i decided to give her fresh milk. Is it a good idea or not please advise.

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Cecilia - posted on 09/27/2013

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If you choose to give her solids do not give them in the bottle unless advised by the doctor. They will ask some parents to do it to help certain conditions.

If your child is ready for solids you give it to them on a spoon. As far as what types, either your own fruits and veggies pureed or stage one baby food. Since she is 9 months she can do stage 2 if she is showing she can swallow it without gagging.I also do not advise potatoes or rice cereal. The rice cereal does have iron but many other foods do that also have vitamins.

As far as cows milk, I personally never started it until 8 months and it was slowly added into their formula. To start I did 1 oz of milk and 7 oz of formula. I have a lactose intolerant baby and she got soy milk in the same way.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2013

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You don't need to mix formula with cereal. Formula should be made exactly as it says on the can. Feed her fruit and vegetables, they have a higher fibre content.

Juliana - posted on 09/27/2013

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Please advise, what type of food i can give my baby? I am inserting nestum cereal in her formula milk which i also think is the cause of constipation. with what can i mix her formula milk because the milk alone is thin. It is my first baby and i dont have any clue about babies.

Jodi - posted on 09/26/2013

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Potatoes and cereal can be quite starchy, you might want to back off on those a bit.

Juliana - posted on 09/26/2013

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I gave her potatoes, cereal for babies, yoghurt, bananas and purity bottled food especially prunes and pears, with a bit of vegetables

Jodi - posted on 09/25/2013

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No. Fresh milk does not have the nutrients your baby needs at this age. In particular, it lacks the iron that she wouldn't have in her diet yet. Even worse, research has shown that drinking fresh milk actually DEPLETES iron stores, and this can have an effect on your child's development.

In addition to this, proteins in fresh cow's milk are not sufficiently broken down for an immature tummy to deal with. The proteins in formula are broken down in a way a baby can cope with.

What sort of solid foods are you feeding your baby? And if you are in a particularly warm climate, are you giving your baby a little extra water?

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