My daughter has just turned 1,is it time to introduce regular milk or should I still be giving her formula?What type of formula or milk should I be giving her and how often?

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Jodi - posted on 01/03/2015

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Goat's milk is NOT lactose free. All mammals have lactose in their milk. Some are just easier to digest because of the composition of the fat molecules in the milk. Just wanted to correct that.

Michelle - posted on 01/02/2015

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There's no need to go lactose free unless the child is lactose intolerant.
I put all 3 of mine on full cream cows milk at 12 months and none of them have had any problems. They don't have any food allergies either.

Julie - posted on 01/02/2015

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Goats milk is more prevalent than cows milk these days for transitioning because it is lactose free, which makes milk easier to digest. :)

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2015

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Yes, and I helped the OP by ensuring she understood that her baby could not be harmed by hormones in cows milk. It's important that people are not given false information when trying to make their decision.

You cannot read "cranky" in the tone of a written post. That is merely your opinion. You are entitled to think what you like about my tone of type. Doesn't make you accurate :) I'm far from cranky!

Chelsea - posted on 01/01/2015

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Why are you on this site? People are here for help and suggestions and youre a little on the "cranky" side.

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2015

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For goodness sake, do your research. The human hormone receptors are incapable of uptaking any hormones in cow's milk. It is biologically impossible. Even if they could, pasteurisation destroys most of the hormones anyway. I really wish people would get their science right before they got worked up over it.

Chelsea - posted on 01/01/2015

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I don't like the idea of regular milk because of the hormones and thing in it. It kind of freaks me out but Im sure ill eventually give my little one regular milk. For now, she is 14 months and I have been giving her almond milk during the day with meals and water with snacks or vice versa. She has one bottle a day but I'm not sure if thats enough. However, she is 95th percentile in weight and not malnourished by any means so its really your decision.

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2015

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It depends on the child. My daughter was a very small, slim baby and she didn't gain weight easily, so I kept her on toddler formula until she was 18 months (although she did also drink some milk and I used milk in her food, etc), just because I was concerned that her nutritional intake may cause her to lose weight. She was still seeing her pediatrician regularly for weigh-ins because she had been born so underweight and struggled with her weight in that first year. But that was her, and her particular needs. Every child is different. In general, you don't NEED to keep them on formula, so it is worth checking in with your doctor.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/01/2015

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This is really a discussion for you and your pediatrician, but usually they want them to start on whole milk and ween off the formula. But double check.

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