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    Default Weaning from formula to cows milk

    DS is 13 months and I've been trying to get him to accept cows milk but he's not having a bar of it. I've tried cold, room temp and warm but no go. How did you do it and how long was the process?

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    I changed by bub over a couple of months ago when he was about 15 months old. At first I mixed the cows milk with formula, for example about 1/4 cows milk in the formula. I then just reduced the formula and upped cows milk over next few days and about a week later he was on cows milk completely. I thought it would be harder as he's very fussy with food but he seemed to take to the cows milk very well.

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    With my son I did it straight away and he was fine, with my daughter I'll be doing the same and hopefully she accepts it easy.

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    I started doing 3/4 formula - 1/4 cows milk for a week or two then down to 50/50 etc etc until it was cows milk only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    With my son I did it straight away and he was fine, with my daughter I'll be doing the same and hopefully she accepts it easy.
    But how did you do it?

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    So basically you all started with it in their bottle. Maybe I'm going wrong with using a cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    I started doing 3/4 formula - 1/4 cows milk for a week or two then down to 50/50 etc etc until it was cows milk only.
    This is what I did and how my GS 11 months had his done.

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    Yes we still give it in a bottle. I know I should move onto a cup but it's only twice daily so I've just carried on for the sake of keeping routine and for comfort.

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    Think I'm going to have to cave and try it in a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennos Mummy View Post
    I started doing 3/4 formula - 1/4 cows milk for a week or two then down to 50/50 etc etc until it was cows milk only.
    We did this too - in a bottle. Once he's got used to cows milk I then swapped from bottle to sippy cups, he was reluctant to try the sippy cups at first but after a few attempts he took it and from that moment bottles were gone for good. The whole process only took 2-3 weeks.


 

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