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is 7 months to soon to give my daughter real milk

i have been feeding similac advanced to my 7 month old for 5 months i breast feed for the first 2 months but now i need to know how many month before i switch to regular milk?

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sandovals13

Asked by sandovals13 at 11:43 AM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • From what I remember you aren't supposed to give milk before one year.
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:46 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • You are not supposed to switch to cows milk until they are around 1 yr old. I started switching both of my kids around 11 months, but in very small amounts such as 1 oz milk, 5 oz formula for 3 days, then 2 oz milk, 4 oz formula for the next 3 days, and so on..so their body adjusts and they adapt to the taste slowly without a sudden change. Babies' intestines are still maturing and often times cannot handle milk before 10 months and it could cause serious issues.
    MamaBuggy

    Answer by MamaBuggy at 11:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Yes! Their little tummies have not matured enough to properly break down cow milk. The recommendation is to wait until at LEAST 12 months.
    MamaJen74

    Answer by MamaJen74 at 12:02 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Dairy is an allergy trigger food and should not be introduced before baby turns one.

    The World Health Organization, operating without the influences of the dairy, formula and porn industries (unlike American doctors) recommends breastfeeding for a minimum of 24 months. Certainly give her a sippy cup with water, and make sure that she is eating a variety of healthy foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, tofu, etc.
    Remember that cow milk is for baby cows, and humans don't need it. Like many other nutrients, and despite the claims of the dairy industry, plant based calcium is superior to animal based. Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say: http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/building_bones.html
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:33 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Not before a year. Then whole milk only because they need the fat for brain development. We transitioned slowly after one. 3/4 formula 1/4 milk for 2 weeks, then 1/2 and 1/2, etc.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 9:20 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Not before 12 months.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 7:26 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • 1 yo dear, or you can upset their lil tummies ~
    tntornado45

    Answer by tntornado45 at 10:49 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • one year old
    nicole_ella

    Answer by nicole_ella at 4:56 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

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