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introducing milk fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4727 posts
Mar 14th '17

Mother of four... Youd think i would know this by now. When and how did you introduce cows milk? Did you wait until after LOs first birthday? LO will be one in 2 weeks. Shes bf when im home and gets formula when im at work. Today shes acting like shes just not satisfied with the b**b. Shes been nursing and eating all day, but she seems to want more... Im sure its because my supply is a bit lacking. You think she would be okay with a little milk? Or should i just offer some formula to fill her up? 

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Mar 14th '17

All of my kids self weaned around 11/11.5 months so I introduced cows milk then.

The Original Bob 4 kids; 4 angel babies; <3, CA, United States 38477 posts
Mar 14th '17

I think I mixed the 2 at first, milk and formula till she was 1 then I just started giving her straight milk. 

ETA at 11 1/2 months I started mixing the formula with milk.

Red~Origami 2 kids; United States 5283 posts
Mar 14th '17

After 12 months. We did it at 13 months old

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
Mar 14th '17

Milk after one with DD. DS will be 1 on Saturday, and we haven't given him any cow's milk yet, so same for him, I guess. Haven't even thought about it, good reminder!

...B... 5 kids; 3 angel babies; .., .., Christmas Island 1314 posts
Mar 14th '17

I dont start offering cows milk for awhile, well after 1, but only because we dont really drink it/have it in the house. 

My SILs both started their babes on it at 11-11 1/2 months, slowly mixing it in a little more each week until the milk replaced formula. 

DaniellaEllaElla Due August 5 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Greenville, NC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 14th '17

Both my kids hated cows milk. We gave them yogurt and cheese around 11.5 months. 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Mar 14th '17

I can't believe she's already almost 1..how is that possible!  Very Sad

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4727 posts
Mar 14th '17

Quoting bia.:
I can't believe she's already almost 1..how is that possible!  Very Sad


I knooooow!! Im just like... HOW CHILD? Lol

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1904 posts
Mar 14th '17

My first 2 hated whole milk. My 3rd loves it.  I switched them around the same time at 11.5 months. I tried to half and half with my oldest and she down right refused. With my youngest 2 I just had them try it straight.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 14th '17

Our pedi saod to start at 11 months, small portion of milk mixed in with breast milk/formula and just keep upping the cows milk ratio until it was totally cows milk by 12 months to get their bodies used to the dairy and used to the taste.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Mar 14th '17

Quoting Ohana❤:
My first 2 hated whole milk. My 3rd loves it.  I switched them around the same time at 11.5 months. I tried to half and half with my oldest and she down right refused. With my youngest 2 I just had them try it straight.


It took a while of 1/4 cows milk and 3/4 formula for DS2. He was doing half and half still up until 13 months just becase he had refused it straight. Now hes almost 14 months and he takes it straight.

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1904 posts
Mar 15th '17

Quoting Consuela*:

It took a while of 1/4 cows milk and 3/4 formula for DS2. He was doing half and half still up until 13 months just becase he had refused it straight. Now hes almost 14 months and he takes it straight.


I did try with dd1 for close to 3 weeks..should have tried harder but i didnt stress it cos she loved cheese and yogurt and what not. 

Their mama his wife 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Puerto Rico 7107 posts
Mar 15th '17

I exclusively pump and waited till she was 1 to transition. Shes currently receiving 2-3 bottle of 50/50 breast milk and whole milk. Her first bottle and overnight (yup still drinking milk over night) are 100% breast milk. I have enough frozen to last her a month of 50/50 so once it gets closer to being finished will start to put more whole milk in her cups.