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When Should I Introduce Whole Milk To My Baby
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. : Unless the child is very overweight, this is the recommendation. Milk can be introduced at the age of 1. Before that, formula or breast milk should be the form of "milk". The rapidly growing brain and nervous system benefit from the higher fat content in whole milk, but there are other forms of fat that can be incorporated into the diet if cow's milk is not acceptable or tolerated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11mth old never has liked formula. Tried whole milk doesn't like. She weighs only 15lbs. Eats baby food. How can I get her to gain weight. Normal?
Needs assessment: Sounds small for age. May be failure to thrive which has many etioiogies and would need to see pediatrician to assess. Social issues, gastrointestinal abnormalities, chronic illness, metabolic disorder, intolerance to milk protein, infections etc. Infant is avoiding liquids.Could be related to gastroesophageal reflux. Liquids more likely result in reflux and irritability of esophagus and refusal. ...Read more
Many do: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast milk of formula until 1yo. Kids may thrive if started at 9 mo if they have a diverse diet rich in iron & other nutrients from cereals & vegetables.. Whole milk is a bit irritating to the infant gut & should be limited to 16-24 oz/day or it can produce anemia. ...Read more
Worth waiting: Cow milk is designed for cows.In the era when it was used as a formula base/substitute it was boiled to break up the protein some and make it more digestible.Straight cow milk can actually produce intestinal bleeding when given in enough quantity to substitute for formula or breast milk.After a year the intestines are more mature/tolerant, but excesses can still cause anemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods.aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these ?'s with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the best whole milk but has to be lactose free for my 1 yr baby and that doesn't cause constipation? Or all of them cause?
Lactaid is one : Brand name, but there are others. 16-21 oz./ day of milk & milk products is recommended. At that amount, constipation usually isn't a problem. A word about sippy cups-they keep the tongue forward in an immature suckling position. Since the same muscles used for drinking & eating are used for speech, an open-mouthed or " commuter" cup that promotes lip closure is preferable. ...Read more
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