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How should i introduce whole milk to my 11 month old?

half and half or how? I was told i could introduce it to him slowly when he was 11 months old...

 
TatymMommi

Asked by TatymMommi at 1:22 PM on Jul. 1, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If the doctor said it's ok to give him whole milk, try just giving him a bottle of milk instead of formula. The only real reason (unless you're given a medical reason by the doctor) to mix it with formula is to get them adjusted to the taste. But if he likes the taste of milk, then that's not an issue. Of course, don't just switch completely to milk instead of formula, but maybe make one bottle a day milk and the rest formula, and then in a week up it to two bottles of milk. And something else to consider is maybe putting the milk in sippies instead of bottles so you kill two birds with one stone, weaning him off of formula and bottles at the same time.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:43 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Wait until his 12 month well baby check up when his pediatrician gives the "okay".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • We gave him a bottle about 3/4 full of his regular formula mixture and 1/4 of milk. We did all the bottles like this for the first two days to see how he did. Then we upped it to 1/2 and 1/2 for a few days...finally ending with a full bottle of regular whole milk.

    By waiting a bit between adding more cow's milk, you can make sure he doesn't have a problem with it. (sort of like you did when introducing new baby foods...one new one at a time and wait a few days.)
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 1:25 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • If your doctor told you to do this, then he should also give you instructions for how to do it.
    apexmommy

    Answer by apexmommy at 1:26 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • the dr told me that i could give him a whole bottle of whole milk since he has had milk like in his table foods but i still wanna gradually introduce it to him
    TatymMommi

    Answer by TatymMommi at 1:28 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

  • Put it in his sippy cup instead of formula (or breastmilk) and give it to him.

    We just made the switch. They had been eating dairy foods with no trouble and the pediatrician said there was no need to do it slowly.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:39 PM on Jul. 1, 2009

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