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The Milk Transition

My son is going to be 1 in a few weeks and I am wondering if its to soon to start him on whole milk. He really has no interest in formula anymore now that he eats whatever we eat. Just wondering how old other peoples kids were when they started milk.

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Asked by MommytoBe987 at 4:04 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The little guy I take care of started at age 1. He wasn't too fond of it at first but now loves it. His mom and I let him have the sippy cup with milk to hold and investigate and he got the hang of it in about two weeks.

    Answer by elizabr at 4:06 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I had my son on whole milk by 1. He is 21/2 and he is on 2% now

    Answer by aus14 at 4:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I think it would be fine, he is only a few weeks away from being 1 and your doctor has probally told you at 1, a few weeks really won't make that much of a difference.

    Answer by jenn4443 at 4:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I started giving my son table food when he was 6 months old.He still drank milk, but it never hurt him.

    Answer by evelynwest at 4:07 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • At 11 months we started introducing milk so he was on whole milk only (plus food, obviously) by age 1.

    Answer by missanc at 4:09 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • What I did to transition my little ones over was give half whole milk and half formula at 11 months. Once they turned 12 months I just gave the whole milk.

    Answer by amber1330 at 4:16 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • One my kids started eatting real food, I switched them to 2%. Then once milk wasn't such a HUGE part of their day anymore, I put them on whole milk. I never waited until 1 yr like docs say to. It was more like 9 mos.

    Answer by isaboo22 at 5:59 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • My oldest started drinking whole milk at about 11 mths old and my youngest started drinking it at 10 1/2 months

    Answer by mommato2boys79 at 7:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Give him goats milk. Some people get weird about it but its not gross or weird tasting and studies have shown it has a lot of health benefits above cows milk and is easier to digest. A lot of people who are lactose intolerant can actually still have goats milk. \

    Answer by kayslay at 9:12 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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