How to change from formula to whole milk...???????

Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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we just moved to the west coast from the east coast..my daughter was on one kind of formula and they dont have it here so they wanted to change her to something different but in 3 weeks she'll be changing to whole milk anyway...i put her on whole milk now..and she doesnt seem to drink a lot of it. and she wont at night. is it to soon? or should i warm it? please help..shes still having trouble sleeping!!

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Melody - posted on 05/07/2009

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Stephanie! I don't know how far you have gotten with whole milk but I had to mix the whole milk with formula and slowly add more milk over a period of time. Example. Mix 3/4 ths formula with 1/4th milk then switch to 1/2 and 1/2 after three days then switch to 1/4 formula to 3/4ths milk after 3 more days then go all milk. We didn't use whole milk though. We used 2 % because my daughter had upset stomach with whols milk at first. Good luck with the move and deployment. I don't know where you are but I'm in Charleston, SC. If you are close we can get together if you need a friend. I know how it is to be away from family and need help.

Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2009

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my husband is in the army and was stationed at fort drum but now is at fort lewis. this is going to be our 2nd deployment in 3 years :/

My daughter was on enfamil with iron, but she is starting to take to the whole milk more so now then she has been..is it ok to warm it at night?

Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2009

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thanks everyone! im young and new to all this so every bit helps..and with my husband deploying soon and our family and friends on the other side of the u.s....the more help the better! Thank You!

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Favour - posted on 12/12/2013

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hier,my 13 months daughter wakes up like twice every night,takes her milk and back to sleep again,I mean once every night not twice,what should I do?

Mel - posted on 05/08/2009

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Quoting Brenda:

My daughters doctor said to put my daughter on whole milk because of the fat content in it.Jaime was 11months, your baby will drink less because the milk is more filling. I have 3 kids 21,17 &3. Good luck.


 



formula acually has alot more calories in it thats why mine at 13 months still has to have formula so im confused as to why your doctor told you to change to whole milk?

Shawn - posted on 05/07/2009

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Hi! I am an ALMOST 41 year old mother of 5. 1-Girl (18 today) and 4-boys (16, 14, 12, & 10). My kids were allergic to whole milk at first. Whole milk contains fat so it is thicker than formula. More filling. She may be having trouble getting used to the texture and after taste due to the fat. I started my children out on the generic brand 1%. Then I gradually moved to 2% then to whole. After they built up a tollerance they would drink a gallon a day. They still to this day, can't stand to drink name brand (Bordon etc.). I hope I have been of help.



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Skylur - posted on 05/07/2009

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I don't think 3 weeks is going to make a difference either way. Try warming her milk. My daughter preffered it that way until she got use to the milk now she will drink it cold.

Jessica - posted on 05/07/2009

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I would not put her on whole milk until she is a year old. I would check with your pediatrician to see what he/she wants to do

Lia - posted on 05/07/2009

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goats milk. try it. my daughter who was breast fed hated cow milk but loved goats milk.

Michelle - posted on 05/07/2009

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My daughter liked milk a little warm at night, my son didnt want formula after 10 months. The doctors that say you should wait til 12 months are quoting the average, she'll let you know. Also what kind of formula did she have here, if it was soy, you may ned to try soy milk first

Cassandra - posted on 05/07/2009

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What branch is your Husband in and where is he stationed. Is this your first deployment?

Cassandra - posted on 05/07/2009

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Okay I know exactly what you are going through. I have been there done that. What I did is because there was only a short period of time left before introducing whole Milk is I went just bought the formula I used before. Try mix 3/4 formula and 1/4 milk a couple of time a day and then the next week do half and half as time goes by she will be drinking 100% milk. Don't worry everything will be okay. If you can't buy the formula try going to some local churches and see if they can help with the formula thing. She might not like whole milk as well. None of my girls would drink it. So I had to get them 2% and my girls are 3&5 and there is nothing wrong with them. Best of Luck

Jessica - posted on 05/07/2009

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I put my son on whole milk at 11 months as well...I just started with one whole milk bottle a day and increased every couple of days...I warmed his, he wouldnt drink it at all if it was cold...Hope this helps :)

Christin - posted on 05/07/2009

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be extra cautious of the whole milk as some kids can not handle it and get diarrhea bad. Also the American Academy of Pediatrics recently did a study that link kids that drank whole milk the second year and had a family history of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. They advise against it for those kids. They say they should be on 2% instead. I do not know what the connection is, they say it has something to the higher fat content. With it running rapid on both sides of our family, we aired on the side of safety with our two kids. Our pediatrician had not even heard of it yet, nor had the health department in our area. But it was run in an article in Parents magazine within this last calendar year if you want to search for the article. Hope this helps. By the way you need only a history of one of these diseases to make it advisable to switch to lower fat milk. it decreases your child who is predisposed to get it from genetics chance of getting it. Also both of my kids accepted it better then the whole milk

Rhonda - posted on 05/07/2009

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We simply worked in a bottle during the week. He took 4 bottles a day and we made three formula and slipped in the whole milk for the 4th one. We mixed it up and made sure the whole milk was given at different times for about a week and then we increased the mix to two and so on. Until we got rid of the formula all together. Hope this helps. - You could also try mixing 1/2 formula to 1/2 milk in the same bottle. My guy refused that though!

Lisa - posted on 05/07/2009

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Hello I would wait until your child is 12 months old. You do not want to dilute formula,or give the whole milk before the 12 months due to the deficences. I tried doing 3/4 formula and 1/4 whole milk and seeing if she likes it. She had to adapt too it. I would try to find some kind of formula that is simular to what you had. Let her try it first to see if she will drink the new formula, then try mixing milk... Hope this helps

Brenda - posted on 05/07/2009

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My daughters doctor said to put my daughter on whole milk because of the fat content in it.Jaime was 11months, your baby will drink less because the milk is more filling. I have 3 kids 21,17 &3. Good luck.

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