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Did your child drink milk (not bm or formula) before a year old?

I just caught my breastfed 10.5 month old stealing a drink out of his brother's sippy cup of goat's milk. I know it isn't exactly at 12 months that they can start tolerating other forms of milk, but I'm still a little worried.  Did anyone else's baby drink non-baby milk before a year old?


Asked by hill_star03 at 2:47 PM on May. 13, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • All 5 of my kids started getting sips of 2% milk around 7-8 months when they could drink from a straw. By 11 months they were occasionally getting their own cup of milk with their meals along with their bottles. All 5 are fine (the older 4 are almost 11, 9 1/2, 81/2 and 5; the youngest is 10 months).

    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:09 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • My son weaned himself at 11 months, and he went straight from breast to cow's milk. He was perfectly fine.

    The reason why they say not to give them COW'S milk (I'm not sure about goat's milk) is because apparently its been researched that children, if given cow's milk before 1st birthday, have a tendency to become allergic to it.

    But if this is so, then why is formula still made from cow's milk?

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 2:51 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • I BF and give DS cows milk. He is 11 mos. I want to start the weaning process from my breast.

    Answer by KairisMama at 2:58 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • It's fine. Mine had cheese and yogurt and milk based formula, so yeah, they had milk.

    Answer by mompam at 3:00 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Yes, my daughter is five now and she has been on regular milk since she was about 9 months. The formula gave her acid reflux. We changed about 5 times before I decided to just go to regular milk.

    Answer by FairahsMommy at 6:16 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Mine only had BM until 12 months

    Answer by Kats86 at 2:52 PM on May. 13, 2011