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When To Wean A Baby From Breastmilk To Cow 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
Put water in the Btl: Kids often resist change, but can be drawn to it if there is a reward. If you quit putting good tasting stuff in the bottle & only put in water, the kid will learn that the good stuff comes from the cup & decide to make the change. It can take several days to a week or so, but keep with it & it will happen. ...Read more
Not advised: The first months of life determine your lifelong gut health and your proper immune function. Breast milk is best. Soy in us is genetically modified and we don't know long-term effects on health. Also soy is estrogenic and especially in males can lead to testosterone hormone problems in teens and 20's. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wouldn't: If your question refers to baby formula in powdered form, it is safe from the start. I don't believe powdered milk is ever appropriate nutrition for a baby.It is too easy to mix at an improper strength, and is empty of many of the supplemental nutrients babies need to grow properly. ...Read more
For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In canada we can start cows milk at 9 months.. I started giving my baby cows milk to substitute it gradually with breastmilk. Is cows milk ok?
Cow's Milk: Cow's milk is not recommended by the american academy of pediatrics for children under 1 year old. Infants fed whole cow's milk don't get enough vitamin e, iron, and essential fatty acids. They also get too much protein, sodium, and potassium. These levels may be too high for the infant's system to handle. Also, whole cow's milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb. ...Read more
8-15 months: Breast feeding is nutrition +nurturing & while baby needs the nutrition they may not want the cuddle time after they begin to explore their world. If baby cuts feeds short& wants to get down & explore, they are starting a natural weaning process. If able to handle a hard nose sippy cup, try to move to the cup rather than a bottle. Either way, baby may want to carry their feed while exploring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Baby milk: it is very common in less than 6 months old to ask for frequent feeds. ...Read more
Just add solids: If baby is ready for solids (around 6 months, developmentally sitting independently, using pincer grasp, no more tongue thrust reflex) just start slowly with 1 new food every few days to watch for any reaction. kellymom.com and breastfeedingusa.com are also good resources Baby Led Weaning book But it is a long, gradual transition - breastmilk is still the main nutrition until well after 1 yr ...Read more
When transitioning a baby from formula to cow's milk, what is the best way to do it? stop the formula altogether or gradually? What quantity per feed?
Either is fine: There are several ways to transition...One has been shared. Another is to just stop formula and give cow milk. Some babies do not like this and then you can gradually transition ...Start with example- 1 oz milk /4 oz formula; then 2 z milk/2 oz formula and so on til it is all milk. You can also transition to almond milk or rice milk and be sure child is eating solids well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My baby is 11 months.He is breastfed and does not take a bottle. I would like to wean him onto either formula or cow's milk. Bottle or sippy cup?
I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?
Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more
Why is baby on soy?: Soy based formula is often used by physicians in babies with suspected cow milk intolerance or lactose intolerance since it removes exposure to both. Occasionally it is used for true cow milk allergy, but that is rare.(bloody stools, major rxn) if your kid is just lactose intolerant (1/4 seem to be) there are lactose free caw milk based formulas you can try. Be cautious with any change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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