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formula vs 2% milk Joanna & Rodelic Due July 16 (boy); 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 88 posts
Feb 10th '13

Has anyone given their baby 2% milk rather than formula before they turned a year old? how was it for your baby? I would like to hear about good and bad experiences!!! thanks in advance!!!

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
Feb 10th '13

no.. and when he was ready to transition to milk at a year he went to whole milk

V ♥ Due August 26 (girl); 2 kids; ., TX, United States 15224 posts
Feb 10th '13
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✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
Feb 10th '13

It's not recomended until a year old, and then they say whole milk.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16080 posts
Feb 10th '13

No. It's terrible for their digestive systems to drink cows milk anyway, let alone giving it to them early. But you should be giving whole milk.

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23788 posts
Feb 10th '13
PJ&C 2 kids; Arizona 18480 posts
Feb 10th '13

Why would you take away formula? thats what they need for the first year.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Feb 10th '13

I went from formula to almond milk and started a slow transition at 11 months. We ran out of both one night so I gave her 4oz of 2% for bed. She had the worst stomach ache and constipation ever. That was the end of cows milk.

Jenna Rae 2 kids; Wisconsin 607 posts
Feb 10th '13

I didn't. I gave my son whole milk at 12 months and then switched to skim at age 2.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
Feb 10th '13

2% milk doesn't have the right/enough nutrition or fat for a baby. I gradually mixed whole milk/breast milk about a wk and a half after she turned 1.

PJ&C 2 kids; Arizona 18480 posts
Feb 10th '13

By the way her baby might be 7 months..

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16080 posts
Feb 10th '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I went from formula to almond milk and started a slow transition at 11 months. We ran out of both one ... [snip!] ... one night so I gave her 4oz of 2% for bed. She had the worst stomach ache and constipation ever. That was the end of cows milk."


There are so many bad things about this statement...

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Feb 10th '13
Quoting Michael Westen:" There are so many bad things about this statement..."

Such as

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16080 posts
Feb 10th '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Such as"


Mainly giving something other than breastmilk/formula before age 1 and giving milk to go to bed.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
Feb 10th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" I went from formula to almond milk and started a slow transition at 11 months. We ran out of both one ... [snip!] ... one night so I gave her 4oz of 2% for bed. She had the worst stomach ache and constipation ever. That was the end of cows milk."</blockquote>




I had to go almond milk too! I got the idea to try from someone on here when she stopped drinking whole milk. Now she is addicted to vsnilla almond silk.