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How did you introduce cows milk at 1

Switched completely at 1
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2006, 09:32:38 am »
I just started cows milk with my daughter who turned one this week.  She seems to be tolerating it fine but she is also having more BM's.  Is this common? 

This is quite normal.  ;)
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2007, 09:53:46 am »
Hi
tom is 13 months today. I didn't find his usual formula milk at the shops and had to buy a different one. However, he didn't like it, but didn't cry or anything (he is not the type of baby that will get too upset anyway..).so I was wandering if it's the right time to switch to cow's milk. He is on 18 oz a day (morning, afternoon, evening) plus other cow's dairies. I thought of starting with his afternoon bottle and give him some cows milk in a beaker. What type of milk should I use? Fresh or UHT cows milk?

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2007, 13:55:07 pm »
The one bottle a day sounds good.  I would just keep an eye out to watch for any reactions.  We use Fresh milk for a DS and he is happy with it.  Just makes it that much easier that he has the same milk as DP.  Just make sure that it is Full Fat as your lo will need the extra fatty acids in it.

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2007, 14:04:53 pm »
hi there

We have taken the plunge this week and switched Sophie to cow's milk for her morning bottle (we are on 2- one on waking & one at bedtime). It's been 3 days now and she's
drunk just as much as usual so I am going to switch her bedtime one too.
I don't know why I have been nervous about doing this- she doesn't seem to have noticed anything is different so I feel a bit silly!  ::)

I do have one question- she drinks water from a beaker during the day. Shall I continue like this or does she need additional milk during the day now it's cow's, instead of water?
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2007, 14:09:10 pm »
Kathryn, Thomas never has any other milk during the day, he just has his 1 cup of an evening - when he will drink it  ::)  It is completely up to you if you want to offer her milk during the day with her snacks.  it could be a good way to start introducing milk into a sippy for her.

As long as you are happy that she is having her quota for the day.

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2007, 11:23:44 am »
Hello,

Alot of you say you give 9-10oz for bedtime feed, is this from bottle? I want a bottle for LO that has more than 9oz but can't find 1??

Also my Mum said she just let me stay on formula for my bedtime milk till I was older, any problem with this?

Thanks :)

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2007, 12:36:49 pm »
I think the Nuk bottles hold 10oz. My Avent ones hold 9.

Most people just top the bottle up towards the end.

I don't see a problem with formula for bed time at all - how long were you thinking of carrying it on for?
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2007, 12:52:21 pm »
Well LO still not as good as eating her solids as others her age, so just wanted piece of mind that she getting what she needs.
Not sure how long for, I suppose till she eating a bigger amount!

When I tried hungrier baby milk she got constipated so she still on number 1 cow & gate.

Maybe just formula b4 bed?

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2007, 17:19:19 pm »
I would stick to the formula just before bed as it can tend to fill them up and then they will refuse to eat food.

Have you tried the growing up milk?

We too tried the hungrier baby formula and it constipated our DS too, we also ended up switching back to the number 1 Cow and Gate
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2007, 17:59:36 pm »
Have not tried growing up milk, I thought it may constipate her also.

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2007, 19:49:34 pm »
We gave it to our DS on the odd occasion, and he seemed to do fine with it.
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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #56 on: January 07, 2008, 01:17:55 am »
My daughter is 11.5 months and I am thinking of switching her to cows milk..no allergies that we are aware of..anyone have any suggestions on what to try first..anything would be greatly appreciated..


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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2008, 01:25:06 am »
Does she drink formula?  What temperature?  IMO, get them to take the formula room temp first, then add a little cows milk into the bottle of formula, gradually replacing the formula.  I just made smaller bottles and added the milk in cold from the fridge, first one ounce, then two, etc. 

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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2008, 01:39:26 am »
Sorry yes she drinks formula..usually room temp.. usually three to four bottles a day..she prefers solids.. but has a bottle before bed..and sometimes (is teething too) wakes and will take a night feed too..however this week she has slept through..


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Re: Making the transition to cows milk at 12 months
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2008, 11:07:11 am »
We made the switch cold turkey, and our lo did not notice the difference.  He had been having cows milk in his cereal sinc 6 months, so knew that he did not have any allergies.
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