This has probably been asked so many times! Sorry about that.
DS is 11 months, I've been looking into when I should change to cows milk, I know it's 12 months but my question... How do I do it? How much cows milk? Should he still be having formula?
Also how much formula a day should he be on? He's going through moments where he will drink 4 x 180mls a day and other days he won't drink that much. He has 3 meals a day, should I be increasing him to having snacks between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner and reducing how much formula he has?
Sorry if this is all so stupid to ask, ftm and not sure how I should be doing it.
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24-01-2015 10:46 #1
24-01-2015 11:16 #2Senior Member
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years ago when i changed DS to cows milk I would exchange 1 scoop for cows milk, so if he was 210 mls and 4 scoops, i did the 3 scoop measurement of formula and made up the remainder in cows milk... does that make sense? Once i knew he wasnt allergic to milk, i reduced the formula scoops until the tin was used up and he was on full cows milk by his 1st birthday..
He was also having morning tea and afternoon tea and i always offered water with meals and through out the day as we lived in Brisbane and it was summer.. I think from memory by the time he was 1 he was on 3-4 bottles a day.
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24-01-2015 11:36 #3Senior Member
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We just switched straight to cows milk and DS didn't have any problem. No idea what I would have done if he didn't like it
24-01-2015 11:56 #4
By 12 months he should be getting most his of nutrients from food, if he is not then start increasing his solid intake and decreasing formula - cows milk is just a drink , it's not a formula alternative and won't give him all the vitamins/minerals/fats he needs - I kept DS on formula until he was 14 months old and I was sure he was meeting his nutritional requirements from food ( only 100ml a day by that time!) I never gave him cows milk as I didn't feel it was any benefit to him at that stage
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24-01-2015 12:03 #5
Subbing as I'm beginning to ask similar questions too.
24-01-2015 12:40 #6
24-01-2015 12:55 #7
I'm thinking I'll hold off for a bit, DS is struggling with constipation, the doctor has done bloods and all that so waiting to hear but I think if I change it or start introducing it now it may cause a few difficulties and add to the problem.
Ahh I just don't know! Lol
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