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She likes milk should I start her on it?

My daughter is almost 9 months and she loves whole milk. Its what I drink and when she sees me she goes nuts to get some. Should I start weaning her from her formula this soon?

 
SabrenaLeigh

Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 12:33 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (11)
  • If she loves it haven't you already started giving it to her?
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 12:34 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • some babies have a bad reaction to it. if she doesnt have a bad reaction then you should be fine just let your pediatrition know so she can give you advice
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • And NO do not wean her off formula at 9 months. I think it's still to early to put her on cow's milk anyway but she definitely needs the formula until she's at least 12 months old.
    munch12502

    Answer by munch12502 at 12:35 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • give it to her
    Mamaof2010

    Answer by Mamaof2010 at 12:35 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • I only give her a little taste
    SabrenaLeigh

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 12:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • munch- she wasnt asking if she should give it to her she was asking if she should stop giving her formula
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Whole milk does not have the nutrients that baby needs at that age.
    If you want to give her a taste of it from time to time then fine but do not wean her to all whole milk yet.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 12:43 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • It's also important to consider that she would probably like a sip of anything you are drinking.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 12:49 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • i was gonna wean my youngest at 9 months because he seemed to like his treat of a bottle of whole milk- but the doc told me to hold off until a year because formula has added iron and other nutrients to help the baby- but he told me there was nothing wrong with giving the occasional bottle of whole milk to add a littl variety
    lovelyli217

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 1:13 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • NO NO NO!! babies cant digest it that well yet!! She wont beable to poop very well, or it will do the oposit and make her have the runs! or she could be come alergic to it cause your giving it to her waaay to young. She shouldnt have it till a year old!!
    mommy20081

    Answer by mommy20081 at 1:37 PM on Mar. 16, 2009