Has anyone ever mixed formula with cows milk? Just curious.Answer Question
Answer by m.robertson811 at 8:36 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:38 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by coala at 8:39 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by coala at 8:40 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Cow's milk is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under 1 year old. Infants fed whole cow's milk don't get enough vitamin E, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also get too much protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle. Also, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb.
Cow's milk can have dramatic effects on the infant's iron levels. Infants fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula have normal iron levels. Studies show infants often have low iron levels when started on cow's milk at 6 months of age. http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/002448rec.htm
Answer by mama_l at 8:42 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
You can transition your baby from formula to whole milk by beginning to replace bottles of formula with bottles - or sippy cups - of milk. However, by 1 year old your baby should be eating other foods and only needs 2 cups (480 milliliters) of milk per day, so you could switch from formula to milk without a transition period. http://www.thechildrenshospital.org/wellness/info/parents/45611.aspx
Answer by mama_l at 9:02 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by coala at 9:04 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
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