when is best time to put babies on cows milk?

Joanna - posted on 12/04/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby is almost 2 so id like to no when its time to give him cows milk and when I do will there be any complications ?

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Dove - posted on 12/04/2014

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Almost 2 years? It's not likely to be an issue if he doesn't have a dairy or lactose intolerance. If a child is allowed to self wean from the breast they don't ever really NEED milk since they can get the nutrients from other sources by that time... but generally there is nothing wrong w/ it if you want to give it to them.

Michelle - posted on 12/04/2014

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Follow your pediatrician's advice.

For all my children, they started on cow's milk at the age of 1. If they didn't like it, I would mix it with my breast milk first. At the beginning, I would a higher ratio of breast milk and gradually decrease the amount until it was just cow's milk.

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