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Doctor insights on: How Much Milk Does Baby Need

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When can you give an infant cows milk?

When can you give an infant cows milk?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their solid foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Can I use evaporated milk in babies food?

Preferablynot: Preferably not. Infant formulas are made to maximize babies nutritional needs. ...Read more

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How to switch babies from formula to milk?

How to switch babies from formula to milk?

Milk: First, I would just try it. They might take to it, without a problem. If they reject that, then titrate. Start with 7oz formula and 1oz milk. After a few days, go to 6oz and 2oz, and so on. It's a good time to switch to a sippy, too. Also, don't forget to use whole milk (4%), from 1-2 yrs old. ...Read more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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Is pastirozed milk ok for babies around 3 years of age?

Is pastirozed milk ok for babies around 3 years of age?

Yes: Bovine milk is often introduced after weaning or 1 yr of age in the US.It isan easy dietary source of calcium.Many other cultures use goats milk or just cheeses to supply calcium needs. ...Read more

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When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

When do babies get off formula and when can they start milk?

Whole milk: Whole milk is recommended when a baby reaches one year of age. ...Read more

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Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Will babies experience growth stunts if they don't have enough milk?

Babies' growth: Yes, babies growth may be "stunted" if they do no not receive adequate milk, (breast or formula). At first only weight is affected, but depending on duration length and brain growth and development could be affected. If unsure about your baby have your doctor check weights weekly or monthly depending on age. ...Read more

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Can i start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Can i start mixing regular milk with my babies formula already? He's 9 months

Some do, some don't: At 9 months, after you have introduced a collection of solid foods, some begin the transition to regular milk .The aap and many other groups recommend breast of formula alone until a year.I don't see any problem if the kid is growing well. ...Read more

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What causes babies to ingest milk into their lungs?

What causes babies to ingest milk into their lungs?

Aspiration: The swallowing and breathing tubes use the same mouth and rely on a transitional structure called the epiglottis to close over the breathing tube and allow you to swallow food/fluids. If a baby is breathing in while the fluid is trying to go down, some can sneak passed the epiglottis and be inhaled into the lung. Luckily this rarely happens. ...Read more

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Why can't we feed babies anything except milk until they are 6-months-old?

Why can't we feed babies anything except milk until they are 6-months-old?

? can't ?: The best advise in the 40's to 60's included early infant solids to make up for deficiencies in home made bovine milk formula.(great for cows) This changed when moms went back to breast feeding and formulas were better designed for human use.No-one will jail you for early feeds, but it doesn't improve babies diet,sleep,or growth.Waiting until they sit is better for their developmental needs. ...Read more