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Annamarie - posted on 10/12/2009

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yes so far everyone is right about not giving cows milk before a baby is a year old. the sooner you give a a baby cow's milk the sooner it can develop an allergy or milk intolerance. the reason the baby can't digest cow's milk so early is that the milk molecules are to big. Goats milk has smaller molecules so our bodies can digest it better. same with sheep's milk. i did a report in college about this, it was many why babies animals couldn't digest certain milk but it has the same relevance to humans. i actually discovered that horses milk is the closest you will find to humans milk. weird huh. they even have horses dairies in some countries due to this. i will conclude that you should not introduce new milks to your babies until after a year of age. this also goes for all milk products,including cheese, yogurt, sour cream, etc. also be very careful with raw or fresh cheese or milk , and soft cheeses, as it can harbor bacteria like salmonella and listeriosis. make sure that it is pasteurized before you give it to your child. if you milk your own animals you can retain a milk thermometer from a dairy magazine or on the internet. heat the milk to the correct temp, and your milk will be pasteurized.

Jaclyn - posted on 10/03/2009

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To be honest, I hardly even give my 3 year old cows milk. I have been giving him follow on or grow up milk since I stopped breastfeeding him at 21 months. I mostly just use it on cereal and the odd glass. As children and babies require very high amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, etc due to their constant growing, it is more advisable to give them the follow on milk as it is fortified. If you choose to give your child cow's milk, after 1 year only, try fortified milk as it offers better nutrition than normal. You should also never give them, slim, skim or less than full fat milk as they require the fat for development. HTH!

Monica - posted on 09/27/2009

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yes theyre right no cows milk until a year old google it im sure youll find all info you need.

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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Yep, milk is a no-go until 1 year of age. Their digestive system can't handle it until then. Only formula and/or breast milk are ok for under 1-year.

Amy - posted on 09/26/2009

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Cow's milk and baby formula are not the same. You should not give a baby cow's milk until they are least a year old. It does not have the same nutrients found in breast milk or formula. It is also not designed for their digestive system. This information can be found on page 82 of the book, "On Becoming Baby Wise" by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam. Hope this helps.

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