Marty - posted on 08/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
My daughter will be turning 7 months soon. I've had her on a very good schedule that consists of 8oz+cereal for breakfast, 6oz+half a jar each of a veggie and a desert for both lunch and supper and a full 10oz for bedtime. Getting her to eat her veggie course has been a little of a challenge but she's doing very well, despite. Basically, what we've been doing has been working great! However, my parents have been telling me that they had me started on actual fresh cow's milk when I was 6 months. And I turned out... "fine" (lol). I know they say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and everyone's got different opinions. Any proffessional advice would probly consist of keeping her on formula till she's at least 1 year old, however I know every baby is different, and such as myself, some have started at the age of 6 months. I already know HOMO is what to start her on if I had to, but my concern is I won't know if she's ready until I try, is her being on a steady schedule/diet a good time to try?.. and if I do, do I basically just replace her formula intakes with milk? How do I know how to prioritize her solids with her milk intake? Confused.