When do I stop feeding my infant formula all together?
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Stevie - posted on 10/27/2009
1 yr or 12 months my son is 11 months and i can take him off of it now if i wanted to ive been mixing in cows milk with his formula since he was 9 months i started adding 2oz of cows milk every month so now he is on 6oz of milk and 2oz of formula and he does good with it were just trying to get rid of the extra cans of formula we have lol but yeah 1 yr is when they should be off of formula and perferably the bottle too (my son has been on sippy since he was 6months and he also drinks out of a normal cup but i help him with it)
April - posted on 10/27/2009
I swiched my son to regular milk at one year, and introduced it slowly so it didn't make him sick. Give half milk, half formula for a week. At 12 months babies are eating enough baby food that they don't need all the nutrients and calories from formula, they get it from their diet :)
Melissa - posted on 10/27/2009
there is formula that is for infants to six months. then there is from 6 months +, then there is toddler supplement 12 months and up which you can add to homo milk then 2%
there's no reason why a child should be completely taken off a type of formula or supplement completely unless a doctor asks you if they're getting all food groups and at least 1 good nap a day until they're about 3years old plus a daily vitamin and maybe a calcium sill like a tums or something.
Sarah - posted on 10/27/2009
My daughter is 17months and still takes some milk at night, I think I will wean her off when she is 2. My son weaned himself off just before he was 2. You will know when the time is right to try weaning off the milk, the first attempt doesn't always work! I would hope to have the milk finished before 2.5years. You should use 'follow on' milk for older babies as it has all the right nutrients they need,cows milk doesn't have enough nutritional bebefits.
Angi - posted on 10/27/2009
It depends on your baby. If he/she is getting enough food at 12 months to keep them satisfied then ween away the formula. I took mine off at 12 months except for the evening bottle. I believe he was 15 months before I stopped with that bottle and switched to water at night. At 12 months, experiment and see what your baby does. I know there is a second level of formula for 12+ months but it gets expensive.
Tammy - posted on 03/04/2015
My 7 month old is allergic to everything. He is on neo ate now b/c he has allergies to soy, dairy, glutin, corn, coconut and more. He has horrible eczema from all the allergies and constantly scratching. I have tried everything. Even homemade goats milk. Every formula is made with corn syrup and has coconut oil (Mct's). He's eating some solids that I make for him. But he's suffering from the corn and coconut oil from the formula and want to get him off it. I tried giving him the water from boiling rice but he flared up from that too b/c he is allergic to rice also. Someone mentioned boiling beans and give him the water from that since it has a bunch of vitamins. Any suggestions?? Thank you
Jessica - posted on 01/02/2014
My baby boy is 5.5 months, and is eating lunch and dinner solid. My husband makes all of his food fresh, and he loves it, along with his cereal. I will be moving him up to 3 solid meals a day at 6 months, and will probably move him from formula between 9 and 10 months. As soon as he can pick up finger foods himself, and accepts a sippy cup, he will begin whole cows milk.
Ana - posted on 10/27/2009
The earliest you stop it is at 12 months. We were giving my baby 3 bottles a day; once in the morning, once midday, and once about 1 hour before bed. And feeding him real food along with it. At 12 months we took away his bottle, therefore we took away his formula all together and gave him regular milk. Ask your doctor about multivitamins if you are worried about his vitamins after taking away the formula. I believe they have a certain vitamin that babies can take. Every baby is different with the transition. My baby would spit up a little for a day or 2 anytime we made any changes in his diet. If your baby spit up a lot I suggest slowly transition the switch.
Monica - posted on 10/27/2009
I'm sorry, I may correct my post a little bit, I remember I gave my baby breast milk till six months and then begin formula, till she was 12 months till around 20 months, then she got tires of formula and for suggestion of pediatrician we switch to cow milk, wich she didnt like so , since then she is eating cheeses, some butter, and kids essentials and pediasure, but again to be sure and on safe side, ask your pediatrician. :)
Daisy - posted on 10/27/2009
With my children I started by switching there bottles out whrn they where 11 mths. For instance their 1st bottle formula, 2nd bottle I gave 1% milk, so that it wouldn't be hard on their bowels. 3rd bottle formula..and so on...Daisy
Lissa - posted on 10/27/2009
a lot of people start transitioning to whole milk around 11 and 12 months and only give whole milk after a year that is what WIC really recommends also for parents after a yar they should be able to eat enough foods to get their nutrition from that
Kim - posted on 10/27/2009
You can stop giving them formula and switch to whole milk at 12 months but I would discuss it w/your pediatrician first. My daughter actually didn't like the taste of whole milk and would only drink formula. To transition her, I mixed the formula and milk together starting out w/1 oz whole milk and 3 oz of formula and eventually tapering her off the formula. Sounds gross I know but it worked and now she loves her milk!
Alison - posted on 10/27/2009
I think after 12 months. you start adding in milk gradually to Paxton's diet, replacing one of his formula bottles. Do that for a week then sub in another until you have completed the transition. If he seems to tolerate the dairy ok, you are good. I also started out mixing half formula half milk bottles until it was all milk. This helps him transition the taste better. It is coming all back to me now.
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