I am thinking about whether to start giving DD (9 months) who is breastfed day and night a try of cow's milk in a cup in preparation for if I have to go back to work when she's 12 months old. She won't take a bottle and I find it very hard to express.
I know the recommended age for cow's milk as a drink is 12 months but I wouldn't be giving it to her instead of breast milk, just little bits to try and get her used to it so I can supplement BF if I go to work in a couple months.
I could try formula but it's potentially a big waste of money as she's never liked it before.
Is it dangerous to give her a tiny bit to drink under 12 months or just not recommended as their main drink as doesn't provide what they need?
Advice gratefully received, thanks