Cows Milk?!?!?!

Lauren - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My little boy is nearly 7 months, i have just started him on cows milk, when i told my health visitor this she told me that babies should'nt go on cows milk untill they are 1yr, many mums i no have put their babies on cows milk alot earlier than i am doing (7 months). Anyone out there who have young babies that are on cows milk already?!

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Didi - posted on 09/10/2009

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A few reasons why your Dr. wants you to wait is because of a possible allergy that your child could have now or develop, iron-deficiency anemia because it contains less iron than breastfeeding or formula (also can cause slight intestinal bleeding and the calcium, phosphate and vitamin C -- can cause a decrease in the absorption of iron in a baby's intestine), the high amount of sodium in the milk can also cause dehydration.



You should tell your pediatrician that you are giving your baby milk and he can test to see if it is just fine. It is a personal choice and yours to make.

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