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When do you start introducing whole milk to your baby? how much? how often?

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lilae86

Asked by lilae86 at 11:12 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At 12 months I started to mix whole milk in with his formula. I just gradually increased it a little each day.
    metalhealthmom

    Answer by metalhealthmom at 11:13 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Not until after they turn 1. Just an ounce or less once a day to start.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:13 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • My son is breastfed and I wanted to start weaning at 12 months so I started him at 11 months, just a little bit with lunch. He didn't have any problems with it so I just gradually increased it as he approached 12 months. He is my third child though....I waited until 12 months with my first and second child.
    khedy

    Answer by khedy at 11:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • One year. He was unimpressed but I didn't worry. Water is fine for hydration.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:57 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Gradually mix it in with his regular formula or breastmilk, a little at a time. That way you will know how well they tolerate it. Some kids have an allergy to milk.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:04 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • at about a year old. start with one ounce at a feeding.
    Parka54

    Answer by Parka54 at 4:53 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • At least one, I had started her as soon as my formula ran out. As long as they eat I wouldn't see why you have to start them slow, unless they don't like it maybe.
    letlovegrow2524

    Answer by letlovegrow2524 at 5:36 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • i started mixing milk with my childs formula at 10 months but i did it 2 ounces milk and 4 ounces formula so she was still getting 6 ounces now ahe is 11 months and loves just regular milk bottles
    ajk2010

    Answer by ajk2010 at 12:30 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • i never gave my kid times for transition. i know bad mommy. but at a year the bottle and formula went in the trash and she got a sippy cup with milk. she never had a problem with it at all. at two i just threw away the binky. again no problems.
    mrs.trial

    Answer by mrs.trial at 6:16 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

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