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My son is almost 11 months old, can i give him cow milk?

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Asked by nessatreat at 2:22 PM on Aug. 29, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ask his Pediatrician. Usually you have to continue Formula or Breast Milk until 12 months at least.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 2:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Cows milk is not recommended for children under 1 year old. This would be a question best asked of your pediatrician.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:35 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I would personally wait until 12 months as is recommended.  Digestive system may not be able to handle it... allergy concerns... etc. etc. Google it.


    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:36 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • What does his doctor say?

    Answer by Rosehawk at 2:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • No short answer.

    Do not give your child anything without consulting with your doctor first. Long answer

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:45 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I would continue with something nutritionally complete, intended for my baby.. meaning.... formula or breastmilk.

    Not cow's milk.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:19 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • generally by 11mos most kiddos have actually had some dairy. SOMEONE snuck them a lick of ice cream. They've played with yogurt or gummed a cheese stick or a nibble of grilled cheese.

    the goal is usually to have them off formula by 13 months or so..... boob can of course go longer but generally needs more table food

    at 11mos you should certainly not hand over a 8oz bottle of straight cows milk but some sips here and there to allergy watch and help them develop a taste for it

    Answer by hibbingmom at 4:01 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • Usually later is better than sooner. Early introduction of dairy has been linked to anemia.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I did

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 4:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

  • I started giving small amounts of cows milk at 11 months. There is nothing that magically happens on their 1st birthday that makes cows milk okay. By starting small amounts here and there at 11 months you can have them off formula/breast milk shortly after their first birthday. Just make sure they have a varied healthy diet and keep the cows milk to 2 cups or less/day (too much milk can cause anemia)

    Answer by missanc at 4:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2013

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