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How old is a baby supposed to be when he can drink whole milk

age 10 months drinking whole milk

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Asked by 1inamillmom at 5:16 PM on Feb. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • One year is when formula or breastmilk can be switched to whole milk. Before that, there is the risk that the proteins in it can either be too hard on the child's stomach or it can cause milk protein allergies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • The doctor will most likely tell you when they turn one. That is when it is safe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • 12 months is the youngest. Children never need to drink cow's milk. Cow's milk is for baby cow's. Moo. LOL

    If you do let your baby have cow's milk only 4 oz servings a day are recommended. Since toddlers like so many things with milk it's hard to keep the amount of cow's milk they consume in foods down to 2 servings. Too much milk can cause constipation, other digestive problems, anemia, obesity, eating problems, and other problems.

    Answer by Gailll at 5:26 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • My son was 2 months drinking whole milk and he's fine. Just buy the low fat and without hormones.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:31 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • when they turn 1

    Answer by ascora at 5:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • 1 YEAR old, no sooner!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:43 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • It's best to wait until at least 12 months. Kids 9 mos and up can have cow's milk products, such as cheese or yogurt, because of the way they are processed. But as a PP said, no one ever NEEDS cow's milk. Should you choose to give cow's milk to your child after age 1, I believe it should be whole milk, until age 2, and after age 2 lowfat or even skim milk is best.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:45 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • Dairy should not be introduced before baby's first birthday, it is an allergy trigger food. 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. While cow mild is rich in protein, the kind of protein that is contains is casein, while human milk protein is lactalbumin, with is easily digestible; more the 50% of casein isn’t digested and can cause health problems later in life, like food allergies. Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say:


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:40 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • I began mixing one ounce of whole milk into my childrens bottles of formula at about 10 1/2 months and increased until they turned 12 months and were to be off the formula. This is a good idea to ease into it and to see if they may have any intolerance or allergies.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 7:34 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

  • my son is 10 months right now, i will not introduce it until he is at least 1. not sure if he will even take it because hes on soy because he spits up every milk based formula

    Answer by sweet.lil.mama at 9:17 PM on Feb. 28, 2010

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