Lori - posted on 12/31/2013
Amparo - you are asking us when it's OK to start on whole milk… we are giving you the answer that we know best based on research and current recommendations. You as the mom get to do what you feel is best.
Just because he eats things like beans and lentils and eggs doesn't mean his body is ready for cow milk. After my own research into cow milk… I'd wait even longer than 12 months to start a baby on it… but that's me.
Until a baby is 1 year old - solid foods should only be a bit of supplement in addition to babies MAIN source of nutrition which should be breast milk (or formula). After the first birthday solid foods should begin to play a larger role in your babies diet.
Jodi - posted on 12/30/2013
Never before 12 months. There has been recent research that demonstrates that cow's milk actually depletes iron in the body, and starting a child on milk too soon, before they have sufficient iron in their diet, can cause anemia.
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