MIX FORMULA WITH MILK??

Carolyn - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My doctors told me that i could mix formula with milk to ween my 10 1/2 month old off of formula. my daughter will actually steal my husbands milk and drink it. i had to give my daughter milk the one day cause i was out and had no formula and she didn't complain she just took it. Does it benefit them if you mix the milk with formula?

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Gail - posted on 10/25/2009

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i think all children are different. some will go right to milk with no problem. others have to get used to the different taste. i mixed my daughters the first few times. but then she went right to straight milk. if your daughter took the milk and didn't have any problems with it, i say your good to go.

Valerie - posted on 10/22/2009

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I did with both my kids at 1year old to try to transition them from formula to milk. I would start with 6 oz of formula and 2oz of milk and as you feel that child is getting use to it use less formula and more milk till you feel your child is ready for just milk! It works!

Hanna - posted on 10/22/2009

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Your daughter is almost 1. if you do provide enough nutrition for her through regular food (i.e. all the basic food groups as well as iron, calcium & protein) , technically, formula can be a supplement rather than main source of nutrients. that way if she does get 6-12 oz of formula daily, great. if she isn't getting all the adequate nutrition from regular food, then this is the time to catch up on whatever you may be missing -- after 12 months she will need to get it from regular food (once you ween her from formula). and the fact that she drinks regular milk with no problems is a good sign. it means her digestive system is ready for regular milk . good luck!

Lindsay - posted on 10/22/2009

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I never mixed them, I just alternated i.e. her wake up bottle was formula then the next was milk, then back to formula. My daughter was the same way she loved regular milk so she ended up refusing the formula and would only drink milk. Just remember to start her on a multi vitamin when she stops drinking formula. I've heard if there are any dairy allergies or lactose intolerance in the family it can help them to introduce regular milk gradually otherwise she should be fine switching to milk without weaning. Good luck!

Shirley - posted on 10/22/2009

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at your sons age it's fine for him to have milk as long as there are no other health considerations. if he's already drinking milk without a problem then you shouldn't need to wean him. weaning is just so they can get used to the taste of regular milk and to make sure they are getting enough nutrition from the other foods they eat. and you'll know he is if he's staying full.

Alison - posted on 10/22/2009

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I think as long as it is mixed with formula it should be fine...especially if you were told to do so by your doctors. but clear up with your doctor what kind of milk because usually you give them homo milk because they need the fat but mixed with formula they might get too much??? not sure...you can always go to babyzone.com they have a thing called "rate my baby's plate" where you put in what you are giving them and they tell you if it is nutritionally beneficial...at 10 1/2 months your baby might be able to have straight milk....im not too sure my baby is still very young but I would check out babyzone.com if I were you

Amber - posted on 10/22/2009

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My dr told me if i mix whole milk in my sons bottle it will help wean them off the bottle! We have been giving our son whole milk little bit here and there! He loves it especially when we eat cereal!!

Leslie - posted on 10/22/2009

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when i weened my son i did like 2 scoops formula to 4 ounces whole milk to make a 8 ounce bottle but then i just went straight to whole milk i heard it wont hurt them cause back in the old days they didnt have formula all they had was whole milk ask your doctor or call a doctor but i honestly thinkss its ok

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