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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    DS is 11 and a half months old. I am currently still breast feeding but will be returning to work in the new year just after his 1st birthday.

    I can't express-don't seem to get more than 20ml so would never be able to get enough for several feeds.

    I'm wondering if I can start introducing cows milk now to get him used to it. I don't really want to have to use formula if I can avoid it.

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    Hi Summastarlet,
    I weaned DS from breast to cows milk at 11 & a half months :-)
    From memory, I watered it down a bit to start with, just to dilute the fullness of the milk (he's now 9 & expecting my 2nd now, so was a while ago lol)
    Good luck :-)

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    i introduced cows milk in my bub's at around 6 months in their cereal. For a full drink it was around 10 months. mix it with whatever breast milk you can express and increase it over a few days.

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    Thanks ladies Anyone else have any advice/experience?

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    Start with half cows milk half Breast milk then reduce the amount of breast milk slowly. We started this around a wk before baby turning 1 yr old

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    When I saw slowly, I mean within a week...

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    Default Re: When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    At 11 months I was breastfeeding dd in the morning, and giving formula at night. Then at 12 months I switched from formula to cows milk at night and dropped the morning breastfeed without any hassle. But I guess she's never really been a super enthusiastic feeder.

    My community health nurse said after 12 months they don't really 'need' a specific milk feed. If they're eating well then they get the nutrients they need from food. So you could just wean from the breast and be done!

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    Between 12 months - 2yrs babies still need 600mls of full cream milk/day to meet dietary needs, plus 2 other serves of dairy per day. If you're cutting out milk you prob need 4 serves or more of dairy per day.

    Full fat dairy products provide required calcium for bones and fat for brain development.

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    Default When is it ok to give cows milk to drink?

    I started giving dd1 cows milk instead of ebm at 11mths when at work (missed 4 feeds a week) cos pumping was getting me flustered.

    I just gave it to her. She really liked the devondale full fat UHT milk.

    I continued to bf till 19mths.

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    I think 11 months is old enough to try giving cows milk. small doses though.

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