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When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

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Dr. Laura Webb
12 years experience in Pediatrics
12 months: There are multiple reasons to delay introduction of cow's milk until 1 yr; an immature intestinal system cannot digest cow's milk and it lacks important vitamins such as iron and vitamin e. After this time, however, introduce cow's milk in a sippy cup (not bottle!). Toddlers should not drink more than 24 ounces of milk a day. Most of their calories at this time should come from table foods.
Answered on Jun 27, 2011

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