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What age do I give my child regular milk?


Asked by B00boo at 11:34 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I think the general rule is around a year old and they recommend whole milk - or at least they did 3 years ago when my son turned one. They asked us to move to 2 percent just after that, so maybe they changed their minds (they do that a lot, it seems). I would just call your pediatrician's office. Ask to speak to a nurse and just ask. Or, at your 9 month or 1 year appointment, just ask.

    Answer by Brandyrh at 11:36 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My opinion is wait till they are @ least 1..

    Answer by SammieB1993 at 12:05 AM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • not before 1 year.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:35 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • One yr old

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 11:37 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • We had our kids weaned and on regular milk around age 1.

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:38 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Uno

    Answer by TexasMama2Boys at 11:39 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My son was on whole milk at 1 year

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:39 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I agree with others, formula/breast milk till at least 1 year, then personal preference. They do suggest whole milk, but for some children that's too high in fat content, so 2% is easier on their sensitive tummies.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • they shouldn't start drink milk till 12 months

    Answer by Lynnsae at 11:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • not until 1 year old. there digestive systems cant handle milk until around that age. I prefer whole milk since I have talkd to many Pedis about children needing the extra fat..but its pretty much w/e you decide to go with

    Answer by SweetPoison at 11:57 PM on Apr. 1, 2011