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    I'd suggest ebm as all advice I've been given regarding cows milk was only from 10 months in food and 12 months from a cup. I'm hoping to personally avoid formula and move from ebm straight to cows milk. If I can help it, as I'd rather not give her engineered food so early.

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    Just watch adding cows milk to a 7 month old, it may give her a tummy ache as the protein in cows milk is very hard for them to break down , she may not yet have sufficient enzymes at that age to digest it properly , ebm or formula I think would be better

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    Oh yes, I've just been having a read about guidelines and everyone says something different (milk in food somewhere between 8 and 10 months) because I think basically it's unknown whether or not to delay the introduction of allergenic foods like egg, milk etc. I'm only guessing that is the reason for delaying cows milk in food?? I don't know why else. Does anyone else?

    It's difficult to know what the recommendations are based on and its very confusing. One recent study suggests that introducing egg as early as four months might actually be protective against developing an allergy but the recommendation is generally to avoid egg white until 12 months. I personally decided to not delay foods like whole eggs and milk and introduced the highly allergenic foods carefully. I went with baby led weaning and basically gave my son appropriate versions of what we were eating. Fortunately the only thing I didn't give him was peanuts which we found out he is anaphylactic to at 14 months. Oh and also honey is potentially dangerous for bubs under 12 months because of botulism.

    I know OP you just wanted to know whether to give cow's milk in weetbix at 7 months but this topic raises some interesting questions and I've gone off in a tangent haha but I would like to know what the recommendation for delaying cows milk in food (not as a drink) until 8+ months if anyone knows.

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    It's not so much the allergy for cows milk ( even though lactose intolerance is on the increase) its because cows milk hinders iron absorption , the proteins in milk are also extremely hard for baby to digest plus some people may try to substitute it for formula and it just does not have the nutrients a growing baby of that age needs

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    Thank you all! I think I'm going leave the cow's milk until she's a few months older.

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    Soak in boiled water then add a little rice milk or nut milk or mashed/pureed fruit. We don't use weet bix but that was how I used to do it. Porridge was the same, make on boiled water then add fruit to it like berries, banana, grated apple or pear, mango.


 

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