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is it to early for regular milk?

my son will be 8 months on the 17th is it to early to give him a little regular milk? just a warm bottle at night so he can sleep better?

 
firstimemomm603

Asked by firstimemomm603 at 4:55 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try giving him big people food, he's old enough for finger foods now, etc....mine had food where milk was in it as well but thats different than straight milk. and milk will not make him any fuller than formula would. is this a constant thing or just the past few days? he may be going through a growth spurt if its just recent. offer him more snacks throughout the day that are filling, a banana, yogurt, gerber graduates has some good finger foods for babies that are healthy as well. is he waking up b/c he's hungry or is he just waking up? have you tried letting him cry it out a bit to see if he'll just fall back asleep on his own? 8 months is kind of old to wake to be fed, so i'd talk to his pedi maybe he needs more throughout the day or more formula throughout the day. formula/bm is still supposed to be the main source of nutrition til they are about 1, so even though he gets baby food he still needs a decent amount of formula
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 5:05 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • yes, wait a few more months, is he formula or breast fed? if formula just give him a warm bottle of formula right before bed, if breast fed, just feed him right before bed.
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 4:56 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • Yes, too early. No cow's milk till one year, as his tummy isn't ready and you could well find him sleeping WORSE...or not at all.

    Check out "The No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:56 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • he is bottle but if he seems like he is always hungry...lets say i just feed him and he falls asleep he will wake up in a hour and cry until he gets more food....i do give him baby food as well and still hungry.....do u know the effects it could have if i give him milk?
    firstimemomm603

    Answer by firstimemomm603 at 4:58 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • The reason why pediatricians suggest waiting until age 1, at least, for cow's milk is they can develop anemia, and of course, milk allergies.
    My son was having milk early on, but not just straight milk. Mashed potatoes would be made with milk, and his grandparents gave him some. So, I guess, for me, I didn't give him straight milk until he was about 14 months, but he had it in foods where milk was in it.

    It's strictly your call, and I would discuss with the pediatrician, since they've been with your kiddo since birth.
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 4:59 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • "he is bottle but if he seems like he is always hungry...lets say i just feed him and he falls asleep he will wake up in a hour and cry until he gets more food....i do give him baby food as well and still hungry.....do u know the effects it could have if i give him milk?"

    He's doing as he's supposed to. YOU are in turn supposed to feed him again. **grin**

    As per the Mommy Contract, you don't get to sleep any more anyway. So, as long as you have nothing better to do, you may as well feed...**grin**

    Early dairy can cause milk allergies as noted. And blood in the stool which is not a fun thing to deal with. Better to never sleep again than that, y'know?
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:02 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

  • yes i know but he pukes up alot bc trust me he crys and hes hungry i let him eat even though and one time i let my mil babysit and she feed him 26 ounces in 6 hours that usually last two days he was so sick that night .....but if he eats he is always puking i asked the doc but they said its normal
    firstimemomm603

    Answer by firstimemomm603 at 5:07 PM on Oct. 9, 2009

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