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When switching over from formula to real milk which milk to use? whole milk? 2%?

Right now we only have 2% in the house, should I get whole milk? or fat free milk?


Asked by pregojen at 3:59 PM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (13)
  • Whole milk....

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 4:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Yes, whole milk.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 4:01 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • my pedi told me 2% is fine

    Answer by aliciatron at 4:03 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • my kids' pedi said whole milk up til age 2 then they can drink whatever.

    Answer by momof2_july at 4:06 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I think it depends on the child on if they need whole milk or 2%. My nephew was put on 2% because he is a very chubby guy and doesn't need the extra fat in whole milk.... as directed by their pediatrician.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 4:08 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I strongly suggest whole. Especially because 12 m/o are still trying to figure the whole solid foods thing out and whole milk always ensure they're getting plenty of calories when your lo refuses to eat certain things or is just having a hard time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • whole milk. My pediatrician, and most others say whole milk only...unless they child is lactose intolerant, then Lactaid. (which I'm sure he isn't, or you wouldn't be asking) :p

    Answer by NightMarezMommy at 4:11 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • my dr told me with my 13 month old to give her whole milk, but with my oldest we had a diffrent doctor they didn't say anything about what kind of milk to put her on so I gave her 2% because that was the only millk we had in the house thats all we drink and she done just fine so I still give my 13 month old 2%

    Answer by mommy5409 at 4:14 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Whole milk, unless your pediatrician says differently. They need the fat to build neural connections in their brains.

    There were times when I'd run out of whole the day before the grocery shop, so I'd give the kids 2% until I could go to the store, but it wasn't a regular thing.

    Answer by May-20 at 4:14 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I tried whole, but he wouldn't drink it, so my Ped said 2% was fine. But, chubby or not, babies need the fat for their brains' development.

    Answer by crzy_joy at 4:17 PM on Feb. 6, 2009