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Is it better for my baby to drink whole milk or formula?

Is it better for my baby to drink whole milk or formula?

Formula, but costs $: A 1 year old baby can switch off of formula and start whole cow milk. Formula is somewhat more nutritious but is much more expensive. A baby who is a picky eater and eats little solid food, or has almost no variety in his choice of solid foods, will probably not get enough iron and vitamins from his diet. Such a baby may be better off drinking infant formula until 18 months of age. ...Read more

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My baby is 11 months..When can she start to drink normal milk?I mean whole milk, no more formulas...Thanks

My baby is 11 months..When can she start to drink normal milk?I mean whole milk, no more formulas...Thanks

At 12 months, when : You can wean to a doubled-handled, open-mouthed cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to avoid constipation & iron-deficiency anemia. If you give juice (not recommended) limit it to 4-6 oz./day. Since the same muscles used for eating & drinking are used for talking, use a "commuter cup" if you feel you need a lidded one. Sippy cups keep the tongue forward in an immature sucking position. ...Read more

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My daughter turns one today. How should we transition her from formula? What type of milk should she drink? Whole milk?

My daughter turns one today. How should we transition her from formula? What type of milk should she drink? Whole milk?

Whatever suits you: The average kid will easily switch from one to another when offered. Some are put off by the change in flavor & some parents to a half & half for a while until they can go to full strength. Whole milk is preferred until 2, when brain growth slows & a reduction to a low fat or skim will not deprive the brain of needed building blocks ( the brain uses cholesterol as insulation for nerve wiring). ...Read more

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My daughter just turned one year old should I stop the formula and shift to regular whole milk? And how much milk should she be drinking per day(ml)?

My daughter just turned one year old should I stop the formula and shift to regular whole milk? And how much milk should she be drinking per day(ml)?

Milk: It is recommended to switch to whole milk at one year. The recommended amount is 2 cups a day (to provide adequate vitamin d) but not much more. When kids are "milkaholics" they actually can become iron deficient. I'd shoot for 2 cups (16oz) per day and stop there. (in a cup - get rid of the bottles too.). ...Read more

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1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

1yr old will only drink whole milk..No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. :(?

It's either a neuro-: developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst. Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. of each food for 10 min. before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests.Take a developmental screen from firstsigns.org to her 1-yr. medical & dental check-up ...Read more

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Why do i drink pretty much a gallon of whole milk a day?

Why do i drink pretty much a gallon of whole milk a day?

Polydypsia: The answer depends on why you are drinking so much milk! Is it possible that you enjoy drinking milk? Sometimes, excessive thirst can be caused by metabolic abnormalities such as excess sugar or electrolytes. ...Read more

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I drink whole milk everyday, could this be harmful to me?

I drink whole milk everyday, could this be harmful to me?

Possibly : There is no consensus on this & research studies show conflicting results but i say more water & less milk! i believe cow's milk is the perfect food for baby cows but not for adult humans! if you do drink milk i strongly advise choosing rbgh-free & ideally organic milk from grass-fed cows.. For the pros & cons of this issue see http://milk.Procon.Org/view.Answers.Php?Questionid=1317. ...Read more

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Hi! I'm sort of underweigth, I'm about 180cm high and 58kg in weigth. I've tried alot of different stuff to gain weigth, but I just can't fit eating every two hours in to my schedule. I recently found something about drinking whole milk. And I love mil

Hi! I'm sort of underweigth, I'm about 180cm high and 58kg in weigth.

I've tried alot of different stuff to gain weigth, but I just can't fit eating every two hours in to my schedule. 

I recently found something about drinking whole milk. And I love mil

Yes, unerweight.: Your calculated BMI is 17.9 which is considered "underweight." If you have other family members who are built like you, this might be genetic. However, it's a good idea to see a doctor to be sure there's no medical condition preventing you from gaining weight. If you're healthy, a combination of adequate calories & protein, combined with weight training should help. Gad you love milk! ...Read more

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