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When Is It Safe To My Baby Back On Cow Milk
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much cow milk per day is OK or safe to give to a one year and 4 month old baby. She like milk a lot?
I limit to ~500cc: Cow milk is designed to feed calves, and used without special processing can irritate the human gut.Excessive intake can trigger small amounts of blood loss from the gut and result in anemia.An older kid who stays around 500cc/day (8oz)will get all the calcium they need for bone growth without triggering anemia. ...Read more
At which age i have to transfer my baby from follow up formula to ordinary full cow milk? Do i need to do this or its ok to keep him on follow up form
~12 months: ~ 12 months of life is a good time to change to whole milk (VIt D, red capped). Usually there is no need to purchase follow up formula unless your baby is being followed for Failure to Thrive or has other dietary restrictions. Save your money and switch to cow based milk at 12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1 year old baby is formula-fed. Is it better to start giving her cow's milk instead? Which one is better for her: formula or cow milk?
Cows milk: You can begin feeding your one year old whole milk, but make sure it isnt two percent or skim milk. Your baby needs the cholesterol for nervous system development. Formula is more nutritious and it has added vitamins and other elements added to it to help babys development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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