Apologies if this is in the wrong section and if its been done many times but I just wanted to know at what age exactley did you start your lo on cows milk? Im finding so many different opinions on Google so would love to know from the lovely ladies of Bubhub instead Thanks!
ETA: Also did you have to slowly wean onto cows milk or was it just a straight swap?
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10-08-2012 09:54 #1
Cows Milk :)
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10-08-2012 09:55 #2Senior Member
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I started DS on cows milk when he was just over 12 months on my doctors recommendation.
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10-08-2012 10:08 #3
We started on cows milk just after 12 months too.
Started with a sippy cup smoothy each day and now at 15 months he has two milk drinks a day and only one formula bottle before bed time
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10-08-2012 11:17 #4
11 months we did a straight swap. MHCN said it was fine to do so, Billy was a good sized baby (after starting off life at a teeny 2 kilos) so she said he would be fine. And he was.
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10-08-2012 11:57 #5
I didn't, I kept him on some of his formula until I thought he was getting all his nutrients from his food ( about 18 months) he does have a smoothie every afternoon which is either A2 milk, goats milk or almond milk ( whatever I have opened!) apart from that he drinks water
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10-08-2012 12:30 #6
11mths I started giving DD a taste of it with her lunch. Just an inch or so in a sippy cup. After a few days of that with no dramas, I also introduced it at breakfast. Two weeks later, she has about 100ml at breakfast and lunch now. She'd probably happily take more though. We still breastfeed first thing in the morning and last thing at night, no great plans to wean those though.
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10-08-2012 12:48 #7
We started to wean at 10mths, from memory i think we added cow's milk to her weet-bix from 8mths.
She was formula fed from 5 mths old so we just started out by topping up 1/4 of her formula with cows milk. Then 1/2 then 3/4 of cow's milk over a couple of months untill she was just having a full sippy cup of cows milk at 12mths old.
She weaned herself off bottles and was using sippy cups at 9mths old.
We never had any problems choosing to start the weaning process earlier than whats 'reccomended'. Every baby is different.Go with what you feel is right.
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10-08-2012 13:08 #8
Thanks ladies! My DS is 11 months old this weekend and has been formula fed since a few days old so thought I should start researching about it Right now he has breakfast, then a bottle (formula) mid morning, then lunch, then another bottle mid afternoon, dinner, and a bigger bottle just before bed. He still wakes up to twice a night for a bottle, sometimes only once. We have tried settling him without it but its all he wants so Im pretty confused about the whole process!
He also wont drink anything other than his formula. We tried sippy cups of water (all sorts of cups) and he wont drink it and we have also tried giving him water in one of his bottles but he just wont drink anything else so Im a bit worried about the transition. He has however had a little bit of cows milk in his oats for 2 months now so I guess we will just have to wait n see at the time. Thanks again ladies
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10-08-2012 13:11 #9
At 13 months I dropped the daytime formula and he just had one nighttime formula bottle now at 15months he has only cows milk as he eats a pretty good balanced diet.
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10-08-2012 18:22 #10
If he's waking during the night for bottles maybe try increasing his solids thru out the day (include snacks between meals - yoghurt,cheese,dried fruit,bickies). Try and give him a hearty dinner (pasta is good) followed by the bottle just b4 bed. Remembering cow's milk wont give that "full feeling" that formula does , so you will probably need to up the solids when you decide to introduce cow's milk to his bottles. By then he might drop a bottle because its replaced with morning/arvo tea like a yoghurt/fruit ect.
Maybe have a sippy cup/bottle of water at his level that he can help himself to thru out the day.
goodluck sounds like ur doing a great job
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