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    I guess I just don't see the difference in offering a cube of cheese to a few sips of milk. Im not offering it as a meal replacement at all. He is still getting probably 95% of nutrients from bm until he gets the hang of blw.l. But yeah, thanks for the great advice & ill check with child nurse & grab some more reading.

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    Thanks everyone & sorry the question seemed so naive or dumb, it was only a question & now I have my answers.
    I guess the main reason for me asking was that I never had formula & turned out fine so why would my daughter be any different.
    As pp's stated we now have better information & access to what they really need nutritionally etc.
    Thanks for answering

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    Cows milk is made for baby cows, formula is made specifically for baby humans when breast milk is not a available, the latest guidelines which came out this year specifically make note that cows milk is not to be given as a bm/formula substitute under 12 months -
    http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc...ne_summary.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    And I'm over 30 and me and everyone I know either got formula or BM.... Don't think many people our age would have had cows milk as a substitute.
    Same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Cows milk is made for baby cows, formula is made specifically for baby humans when breast milk is not a available, the latest guidelines which came out this year specifically make note that cows milk is not to be given as a bm/formula substitute under 12 months -
    http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc...ne_summary.pdf
    Thank you!

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    I didn't have cows milk in a bottle as a meal replacement & I didn't intend on doing that for my daughter.
    I was meaning as a drink with her solids etc.
    But as pp have stated there's not enough of the nutritional needs being met thru solids at that age so know I now.
    Thanks again

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    For what it's worth, I'd give your little one goat milk in preference to cow's milk.

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    Op, I was one of those who went onto cows milk at a very early age. And apparently I hated it so mum gave up on milk all together for me!

    Now however, no way. I'd never do the same to my kids.

    They either had breastmilk or formula till they were 1.
    Apart from the vitamin etc nutritional value, it also helps them gain weight due to the fat content, which is very important. Cows milk justcan't match it.
    Science has progressed since we were kids. What our parents did isn't always the best thing, they just didn't know any better back then.

    Yes formula can seem expensive but it really is a necessity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    Op, I was one of those who went onto cows milk at a very early age. And apparently I hated it so mum gave up on milk all together for me!

    Now however, no way. I'd never do the same to my kids.

    They either had breastmilk or formula till they were 1.
    Apart from the vitamin etc nutritional value, it also helps them gain weight due to the fat content, which is very important. Cows milk justcan't match it.
    Science has progressed since we were kids. What our parents did isn't always the best thing, they just didn't know any better back then.

    Yes formula can seem expensive but it really is a necessity.
    Thank you so much for your kind response. I now have the answer I was after. It's good to have a place to come to ask all the new mum questions, no matter how silly they may seem to some others.


 

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