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Doctor insights on: When To Wean A Baby From Breastmilk To Cow Milk

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How to switch babies from formula to milk?

How to switch babies from formula to 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

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How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

How to teach a child to switch his milk from feeding bottle to cup?

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

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Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

Can you feed a newborn soy milk?

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 more

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When is it safe to switch from breast milk to powdered milk?

When is it safe to switch from breast milk to powdered milk?

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

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How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

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 more

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When should you switch to formula or cow's milk after breastfeeding?

When should you switch to formula or cow's milk after breastfeeding?

Transitioning diet: At one year of age, it is generally recommended that a baby be transitioned to 18-24 ounces of non-formula milk and three meals, with two snacks per day. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

When should I transition from nursing to bottle feeding?

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 more

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When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

When can you start giving cows milk to an infant?

12 months of age: Breast milk and /or formula are best until the age of 12 months, at which time it is ok to change to whole or 2% (lowfat) milk. It is ok to start babies on yogurt, however, with the rest of their sold foods prior to one year. ...Read more

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When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

When to feed solids to baby on a trip?

Same.: Same schedule as at home. Over a few days one can slowly adjust to a change in the time, if needed. ...Read more

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How can I transition from breastfeeding on demand to solids?

How can I transition from breastfeeding on demand to solids?

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

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How much to feed my newborn mothers milk when she is away?

Estimated feed: The estimated feeding of an infant is about half their pound weight as ounces.For example, an 8lb infant will generally take 4 ounces & a 10 lb kid would take 5 ounces. ...Read more

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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When to feed a baby cereal made from white rice?

When to feed a baby cereal made from white rice?

4-6 mos.: General consensus is to start between 4-6 mos of age.You should discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can I switch my baby from soy formula to milk based ?

Can I switch my baby from soy formula to milk based
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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 more

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