• M
  • Vancouver, United States
  • 7 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??
  • K
  • Erlanger, United States
  • 3 months ago

Mix one part cows milk to three parts formula and slowly increase ratio

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 6 months 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
  • 6 months 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.

  • Lehighton, United States
  • 6 months ago

I did formula and milk mixed together

  • M
  • New York, United States
  • 7 months ago

I’m genuinely curious why people substitute almond milk for dairy or soy milk. It has very little nutritional value- virtually no protein, and is low in calories so it won’t satisfy hunger. Is it just for the emotional satisfaction of drinking “milk”? Just wondering!

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 6 months ago

Calcium is high in almond milk and yes the emotional satisfaction we give it at bed time in a bottle since weaning. My daughter got diarrhea from milk and yogurt so dairy wasn’t an option for us (we saw doctor about it before making the decision). Also she’s not too thin and is a great eater so the doc said it’s fine not to have the extra fat. Plus cows milk is full of unnecessary sugar accordingly my doc 🤷‍♀️

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