My child is only 6 months, so he's still on formula right now. I breastfeed a little but have production problems. I've always heard that whole milk should be introduced at 1 year.
"What do I need to know about feeding my 1-2 year old?
At a year old, formula-fed babies can switch to whole cow's milk. It is important to use "whole" milk, because children under two years old need fat for brain development. One-year-old breastfed babies will benefit from continuing to nurse, for as long as both mother and baby are happy with the arrangement. Your baby should be joining you at the table for meals, and be learning about mealtime as family time. Family meals have many benefits for kids as they grow. "
I'd ask the baby's doctor to be sure, but 1y/o seems to be the age for whole milk.
at 8:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2011