My daughter will be 10 months old on the 22nd. I was told by everyone (doctors, my mom and mother in law, sister, etc) not to start her on cows milk until after age one but my best friend's doctor told her it was ok to give her son cows milk at 10 months. Our babies were born 1 week away from one another so they are pretty much the same age and at the same developmental age...what do you think and when is cows milk ok?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on May. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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One of the main reasons you should wait until after baby is 1 year old to introduce milk as a formula/breast milk replacement is that milk/dairy hinders the absorption of iron in the body. Milk is also much harder for baby to digest than breast milk or infant formula.
Milk by itself does not contain all the nutrients of breast milk or formula and should never be used as a substitute until after 1 year of age. The cooking of the food that contains the milk will aid in breaking down the milk proteins so that many babies who are 8 months+ are able to have baked goods that contain milk.
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