• M
  • Vancouver, United States
  • 2 months ago

Transitioning from formula

My daughter is one! Doctor recommended we start cow milk and my little sweetheart is struggling on the change. Didn’t need lactose free formula or anything, anyone else struggle with this? What worked for you??
  • B
  • Poughkeepsie, United States
  • 8 days ago

https://www.thedailymeal.com/why-you-should-stop-drinking-milk-right-now/013014 if anyone is interested in reading why you shouldn’t drink cows milk.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • a month ago

My daughter drinks unsweetened almond milk, she likes silk brand best, especially the refrigerated one. She’s not too skinny so we don’t need to worry about the extra fat they get from cows milk. The doc agreed with our decision because she was getting diarrhea from the milk. The doc said people give their kids too much milk, that’s why they have tummy issues. We all have a threshold of how much we can handle and kids don’t need nearly as much milk as most parents give them. I’d reduce the quantity to see if it helps and if not switch to almond milk which has 40% daily calcium per cup.

  • C
  • Westerville, United States
  • a month ago

I took care of a preemie who didn’t transition well and so we did almond milk with carnation instant breakfast in it. There’s a reason cow’s milk is so hard on our bellies when we first have it. I gave up cow’s milk about 6 years ago at my nutritionists recommendation due to hormone concerns as well as soy. About a year later I drank milk with breakfast and it was the worst stomach pain of my life. I’ve never been intolerant to it before but because I hadn’t had it in so long it didn’t sit well. Knowing how it felt for me I could never give it to a baby, They can’t tell you how bad it hurts so you would never know unless you did it yourself.

  • J
  • SJAFB, United States
  • 2 months ago

I started by mixing a little in with formula, then I went to giving him 1 bottle during the day with regular milk, then milk all day and formula in the morning and at night, then he decided he didn’t want formula anymore and only wanted milk! I noticed some moms are suggesting you use almond or soy milk, make sure you check with the pediatrician before you try anything like that because they don’t have the same nutritional value as cows milk. My sister in law wanted to give her son almond milk and the pediatrician said absolutely not, so she uses organic milk. My little guy drinks whole milk just fine now but like anything, it’s going to take time to get them used to it! Just be patient!

  • Lehighton, United States
  • 2 months ago

I did formula and milk mixed together

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