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Doctor insights on: Time To Start Giving A Baby Cow's Milk

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When is it safe to give my baby cow's milk?

When is it safe to give my baby cow's milk?

1 years: 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 formula instead of milk, until age 18 months. ...Read more

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Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Is it safe to feed my 9 mos old baby yogurt for infants and toddlers labelled 6 mos and up, which contain cow's milk?

Safe if not allergic: Cow milk products like yogurt are ok for infants. I encourage use of those with living lactobacillus like danactive or activia when I use oral antibiotics as they help baby repopulate their digestive tract with healthy bacteria.The cow milk issue is not a prohibition but an understanding that it is designed for calfs not kids. Bovine products are ok when part of a balanced approach to nutrition. ...Read more

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When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is Tetra pack long shelf life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Is Tetra pack long shelf  life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Maybe: From what I understand in the packaging of shelf-stable milk such as Tetra pack, there is no additional preservatives. The milk is ultra-pasteurized, and the packaging is sterile, allowing long-term storage without refrigeration. However, it is not recommended to start cow's milk products until your baby is at least 1 year old. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby is 11 days old, breast milk not coming in satisfactory quantity so feeding him on NESTLÉ NAN PRO1, is it safe? Give tips to increase milk

My baby is 11 days old, breast milk not coming in satisfactory quantity so feeding him on NESTLÉ NAN PRO1, is it safe? Give tips to increase milk

Formula is safe: if you prepare with safe water and use refrigeration. To increase your breast milk, breast feed or pump and express milk every 2-3 hours. Make sure you are drinking enough fluids and nutrition and rest, as your body needs to take care of you before using extra fluids and calories to produce milk. Sometimes the baby is too weak to breast feed well and needs the extra calories to get stronger. ...Read more

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