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At what age is it ok to start milk?

My son is 8 month old and he is starting to refuse his formula. It is the same one he has been on since he was about a week old. I know alot of people say not till a yr old but when is it ok to start milk? We use 2% milk which is also what wic gives for milk. My 8 yr old niece wouldnt drink her formula after about 5.5 months old and she was ok with just milk. I was wondering when its ok and when did u start?

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Asked by nikkik526 at 2:28 PM on Jan. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Ask your doctor

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • My 3 boys all started on milk after their 1st birthdays and after I got the 'ok' from their pediatrician.

    Answer by MizLee at 2:29 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • i started my daughter at a year of age but i dont see that it would hurt if u did go ahead and giving it to him

    Answer by echokays at 2:30 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • Is he strictly bottle-fed or does he eat food also?
    Yes, the guideline is 1 year. Maybe mix 1/2 milk with 1/2 formula and gradually switch to just milk. That is what I did w/my 1st...she was 11 months at the time.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 2:30 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • we started weaning my daughter off of her formula at about 8 months, but we didnt giver her 2%. they had us give her whole milk. and we still mixed it with the formula. her doctor told me that most kids will get constipated if they are given milk to early or if they arent weaned properly.

    Answer by meglynn0919 at 2:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • they should be 1 yr for regular milk. there are nutrients and what not in formula that they still need for there brain to develop correctly. they either need breast milk or formula till 12 months.


    Answer by Christieluv0614 at 2:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • at one year and whole milk. wic will give children whole milk when they turn 1 up til their 2nd birthdays. do not give a 1 year old anything less than whole milk, they need the extra fat for healthy brain development.

    Answer by tnm786 at 2:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • 1 year old. You do half milk half formula. You can get the ok from your ped doctor.

    Answer by sta517 at 2:34 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • We started at 8 months. By accident... We had ran out of formula without realizing we were low, my DH had put 2% in a 4 oz bottle and she just never went back to formula. They want you to use whole milk, but my daughter won't drink it... We have a 100% healthy 25lb 1 year old daughter... Do what you think is right for your baby.

    Answer by ProudMom1.13.10 at 2:45 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

  • usually you can start around 11 months and half formula and half milk
    make sure its whole milk unless you use soy formula

    Answer by 19angie74 at 2:48 PM on Jan. 13, 2011

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