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When can my baby have real milk?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
One year of age: Generally we suggest introducing whole milk no earlier than one year of age.
Dr. John Kelley
Pediatrics 34 years experience
1 year of age: Generally for a healthy child who is growing and developing normally 1 year of age is the standard recomendation to begin whole cows milk. Generally it is recommended to swith to low fat milk (1% or skim) at 2 years of age.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
???: Breast milk is "real ' milk and introduced at birth.. But cow's milk at about 1 year of age.
Dr. Sara Connolly
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Age 1 year: Provided your child does not have any allergy to milk she can start whole milk at age one.

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