14mth old throwing up his whole milk

Jennifer - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi all,

I have been trying to get my 14mth old son to drink whole milk. But everytime he takes a sip he throws up. So I tried soy milk and that didnt work either. Then I tried 2 different follow up formulas - I would blend 2 scoops of his infant formula with 1 scoop follow up formula in a 6 oz bottle - no luck, he still throws it up. My doctor says that he must transition to either whole milk or a follow up formula in order to get proper nutrition and I do not know what else to do to get him to keep his milk down. Any advice out there?

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Stephanie - posted on 01/23/2010

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I would mix whole milk with the formula first, a 25% milk 75% formula mix and over 4 weeks gradually go up. Milk: 25% week 1; 50% week 2; 75% week 3; 100% week 4.

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Emilee - posted on 01/26/2010

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If you have access to Goats Milk it is much easier to digest and has just as much nutirtion and good fats as cows milk without the lactose. My daughter had a tough time transitioning from breastmilk at 7 months so she was on the gentle formula untill she was 1 year and she went straight to goats milk with just a little constipation. Check out the Myenburg Website

Caitlin - posted on 01/23/2010

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I would go back to the formula you were using before and gradually add a bit more cows milk each time you mix it, so it gets his body used to it. If you are transitioning from breastfeeding though i'd be worried about and allergy/intollerance to milk. My daughter is severly allergic to milk and I only found out when I gave her formula for the first time with her cereal at 4 months, and she wasn't reacting to my breastmilk. Sometimes there is an underlying reason.

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