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My baby is 11mos 1week old. I am breast feeding and afraid I am not producing enough. Is it okay to supplement with whole cow's milk between nursings?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
A 1 year old baby can start whole cow milk.
Breast milk is better. Formula is somewhat more nutritious than cow milk 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 cow milk. Such a baby may be better off drinking breast milk + formula, instead of cow milk.

In brief: Yes
A 1 year old baby can start whole cow milk.
Breast milk is better. Formula is somewhat more nutritious than cow milk 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 cow milk. Such a baby may be better off drinking breast milk + formula, instead of cow milk.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: MILK FEEDINGS
Yes! it is about time to stop breast feeding and introduce cow's milk.

In brief: MILK FEEDINGS
Yes! it is about time to stop breast feeding and introduce cow's milk.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Check with your pediatrician. Some use the 12months as the time where you would screen for anemia and ensure it is not a microcytic, hypochromic iron deficiency anemia. Iron enriched formula would be preferable vs whole cow's milk if breast milk is not in adequate supply.
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