It is always best to double check with your pediatrician but I've heard some of the mother's on here say their pediatricians have recommended switching their children from formula to regular milk between 9 and 12 months. Since you are breastfeeding and your child will still be breastfeeding just not as much, I don't see why it would be a problem. Of course, I'm not a pediatrician, I'm another mom who is on child 3.
That is why I would say double check with your pediatrician to be sure. If there is a particular problem in your child's history or your family history that would indicate they shouldn't start whole milk yet, your pediatrician should be able to recognize and address this with you when you ask. Also, if you do, remember that they should have whole milk for until they are 2 years old unless otherwise indicated by their pediatrician.
(I've recently read where some pediatricians have put kids on skim or fat free milk earlier because of weight issues and other health issues). Anyhow, hope this helps. Good luck with your little girl.See Also: Cow Milk Color
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Rebecca - posted on 12/23/2009 Hi Kayla, My daughter Kiara tried full cream milk in a sippa cup with her dinner at around 10 months. I warm it for her and she loves it. I use the Heinz sippa cup, you can upgrade once they get older. Kiara will be 1 on the 18th Jan. She only has 200ml with her dinner and the rest are formula feeds. She has responded well. Good luck Nicole - posted on 12/22/2009 my daughter teresa is 11 months and has been drinking watered down whole milk for about a month.
i just put half watwer and half whole milk into her bottle. she hasnt had any problems with constipation or anything like that, although she still gets one bottle of formula a day too. most people recommend that your child has whole milk once they are one anyway, so if you start off the way i did, then their little tummies can start to get used to the milk to prepare for when they totally get off the form ula.
Kelsea - posted on 12/21/2009 my daughter will be one on the fourth of january, ive started her on cows milk, she has one cows milk in a sippy cup and a formula bottle at night in a bottle, it all depends on your babies appitite, if they are eating well and interested in cows milk their ready, i havent heard about evaporated milk but it does make sence. Monica - posted on 12/21/2009 Well my daughters pediatrician said to start giving my daughter 2%milk adding 1 ounce a week at the age on 10 months assuming she drinks 8 ounces.
But if your child get a mix of breastmilk/ 4oz. formula like my daughter i just started her on milk, so far so good. So that by the time she turns 12months old shell be on strictly milk. Ashley - posted on 12/19/2009 My daughter will be 11 months in a week and I just now started her on whole milk. I started by mixing it with the formula but that only lasted a couple days. She's taken well to it and the only change in her digestive system was a couple of really loose stools at first.
Deanna - posted on 12/19/2009 My littl guy will be 1 on Jan 1st, has anyone who started their baby on whole milk before their 1st birthday, had any trouble with their digestive system? That's the one thing I worry about. I didn't want to start my little one on whole milk till after he turned one for this reason. Any suggestions? Amanda - posted on 12/19/2009 I've started my daughter on a whole milk transition.
She turns one on the 16th of jan. Right now I have 2/5 whole milk 3/5 formula, and plan on continuing a gradual transition. But as for a sippy cup, she has the ones that have the straw coming out, but these ones have a valve in the straw so too much doesn't come out at once, and it doesn't spill when she throws it off her high chair. When I first tried the regular sippy cups before it was too hard for her to suck out of the things with the spill proof stuff on it, but the ones with the straw worked perfectly for her.
But if I got the other sippy cups out now she'd probably be able to use those fine. Louisa - posted on 12/19/2009 I started Elsie on whole cows milk when she was about 9 months old, just on her cereal, she still has aptamil as her night time bottle. she was fine with the change. mabe just try it and see! The Tommy Tippee beaker is good, encourages them to hold it too. Chaunte - posted on 12/19/2009 I started givin my son 2% milk mixed wit his formula 2 wks ago and he seemed 2 really like it but he started 2 get a rash so I stopped givin it 2 him I don't know if it was bcuz he's not ready 4 cows milk yet or if he's allergic or if its cause it was 2 % and not whole milk.
By the way he's never had 2 drink soy formula or anything like that. My doc told me not till he turn 1 also but my mom said it was fine and me and my bro both started on cows milk be4. 1 yr and we were fine. I'm thinkin about jus waitin till a wk be4 his bday now 2 start givin him whole milk jus by itself and see how that works. Any different suggestions? Zoii - posted on 12/19/2009 its fine you just have you watch how their little bodies handle it , my first was on full fat milk at 8 1/2 months and she is fine i give my second one milk every now and then coz she isnt talking it as well but just try it and go from there thats all i can say , good luck and keep us up to date Joanna - posted on 12/18/2009 My daughter turns one on jan 29th and i talked to her doctor about weening her and she said not to give her milk until she is one, but other doctor may have different policies.
I wouldn't think it would hurt them to start weening at ll months. I would go with what you think it best for your child cuz every child is different and mommy knows best. Angela - posted on 12/17/2009 I was asking myself this same question. Elijah never latched but I pumped breast milk for him. Several weeks ago I started him on half formula and half breast milk. I then went to half toddler formula and half infant formula and stopped pumping all together last week.
I was wondering too if I could start giving him regular cows milk. I've heard that evaporated milk mixed with water is easier for babies to digest. Has anyone else heard or tried that? Elijah will be 1 year on the 25th of January, by the way. Shannon - posted on 12/17/2009 I have started my little one on milk. Its been a couple of weeks now and I mixed half formula and half milk. At first his stool was a little soft but he is getting used to it now and I have completely switched him just a couple of days ago.
He will be 1 on the 5th of Jan.