My son will be 10 months old in about 2 days. My pedi said milk at 12 months but I was wondering if it might be a good idea to start introducing him to it now. And if so, how would i do that? milk mixed in with his formula? or different bottles or what?Answer Question
Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 11:47 AM on Nov. 12, 2008
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Answer by SashaJ at 1:11 PM on Nov. 12, 2008
Your best bet is to wait until he's one and then slowly introduce it.
Cow's milk is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under 1 year old. Infants fed whole cow's milk don't get enough vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also get too much protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle. Also, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb. Cow's milk can have dramatic effects on the infant's iron levels. Infants fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula have normal iron levels. Studies show infants often have low iron levels when started on cow's milk at 6 months of age.
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