what's the best milk for six months old baby

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Dove - posted on 03/13/2016

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My son wasn't eating solids on a daily basis until close to a year... and had some breast milk only days up to and maybe even past 1.5 years old.... He's a happy, healthy, thriving, almost 8 year old.

There is nothing wrong w/ adding a bit of solids to your child's diet now, but breast milk (or formula if you really choose to wean) has all the nutrients and calories your child needs under a year. Solids are not supposed to be a replacement to the milk at this age... just a little something for the taste and learning experience of eating.

I guarantee if you breastfeed on demand and there is nothing wrong w/ your supply... you are not starving your child.

Olamojiba - posted on 03/13/2016

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Well, I'm not weaning her just yet, she's still breastfeeding actively, just needed to add something else to her menu. Feeding on only breast milk at her age for me is like starving the little girl. Thanks.

Sarah - posted on 03/11/2016

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Your milk is best. Followed by an approved infant formula. Why are you even wondering this so early?

Dove - posted on 03/10/2016

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If you are still physically able to breastfeed her... that is really the best option up to and even past 2 years of age. If you want to wean her at 12 months you can do so onto whole cow's milk. I can understand switching to formula if you are unable to breastfeed her for some reason now, but otherwise there is no logical reason to switch her off of breast milk at only 6 months old.

Again... only breast milk or an infant approved formula (which I could not advise on brands as I only breastfed my kids for a minimum of 15 months... and the longest I nursed was 3.25 years) is acceptable under 12 months of age... and breast milk is free. :)

Jodi - posted on 03/10/2016

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Why is it time to introduce her to a follow on milk? Continuing breastfeeding is still the best milk for her.

Olamojiba - posted on 03/10/2016

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Yes, I know coz I did breastfed her exclusively. Now is the time to introduce her to a follow on milk. The reason for my question.

Dove - posted on 03/10/2016

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Breast milk is the best milk for every infant and toddler.

Infant approved formula is also an acceptable substitute for babies under 12 months old.

Any other type of milk should not be introduced until at least 12 months.

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