Does anyone know what the repercussions of introducing a child to milk before 12 months can be? I have a friend who is doing this because its cheaper and I'm just curious If I'm worried for no reason.Answer Question
Answer by robinalbright at 12:09 AM on Dec. 15, 2008
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Answer by EMTmom119 at 12:54 AM on Dec. 15, 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 If she is replacing formula with milk there is a big problem concerning proper nutrition as well as what is listed above.
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