How can u tell when your baby needs a change in formula to regular milk.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics states that children should only drink formula and/or breastmilk until they are one year old. Once they turn one you can introduce cow milk. Make sure that it is whole milk because between the ages of 1 and 2 their brain needs extra (healthy) fat for proper development. Once they turn 2 it is recommended to cut down to 1% or 2% milk.

Meghan - posted on 11/14/2008

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I added cow's milk for my son a little before a year old. He quit taking a bottle at ten months old. The only think that he ever got out of a bottle was fromula and the "good stuff" cows milk, juice, etc. always came from the sippy cup. He just preferd the stuff that was better tasting and didn't want the bottle anymore.

Julie - posted on 11/13/2008

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I changed at 1 year old, started with his morning bottle for a few days so i could watch he didn't have a reaction to it, then changed his night bottle after about 1 week.

April - posted on 11/13/2008

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I just changed my son to whole milk right around 12 or 13 months. I used half formula and half milk and slowly quit putting formula in and about 2 weeks later he was drinking only whole milk.

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