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when do i need to start mixing whole milk with formula

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Apr. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • around 11 months. no sooner. i tried it with my son a little too early...and he spit up all day lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • You can switch to whole milk at 1 year, according to the WHO. But don't actually, like, substitute milk for the water in the formula. You may have to do half prepared formula and half whole milk for a week or so to transition him to the taste, though. I had to do this with breastmilk and whole milk when my son started whole milk. The taste is a little different and they sometimes balk at first because it's not what they are used to.

    Answer by ohbladi at 2:22 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Pediatricians never recommend under age 1...


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:43 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Never. You have a human baby. 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 7:25 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • I'm the bad mom who did it @ 9mo. Dr approved too.

    Answer by newfound09 at 8:40 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • Drs usually say wait until 12 months. We started at 11 months so we could gradually increase the milk, decrease the formula/breastmilk and have him completely on whole milk by the time he was 1.

    Answer by missanc at 10:11 AM on Apr. 24, 2010

  • At 12 months start eliminating bottles of formula and giving cups of milk at meal times. You don't need to mix it. Formula only in the bottle, milk only in the cup.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:43 PM on Apr. 24, 2010

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