Friday, 3 May 2013

Formula To Cows Milk



If you have seen my post HERE you will know that I faced the decision like many parents of whether to out Paige on follow on milk. Like some parents we choose to keep her on stage 1 formula.

Now we face the decision of cows milk.

They say not to introduce cows milk as a drink until your child is 12 months old. This is because they can't digest it properly until then.

You can also use growing up milk but we have decided to go for organic cows milk.

My plan is to slowly introduce the cows milk into Paige's bottles. The first week we will do 20/25% cows milk and the rest formula until eventually Paige is on 100% cows milk.

Our health visitor said to straight switch but I feel like this is a bit mean. Paige has had formula since day 1. I will offer her a sippy cup of cows milk and see how she does but if she doesn't take to it then I will just gradually increase the amount of cows milk in her bottles. 

Read my breast feeding story HERE.

How did you go about switching your baby on to cows milk, if you did?

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx

4 comments:

  1. To tell you the truth, I mixed Ovaltine in to get my daughter to accept milk. Good luck, I hope it goes well!

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  2. Gracie stayed on stage one milk too and was used to cows milk from 6 months as an ingredient such as on cereals etc. I simply switched her from one to the other once I ran out of formula xx good luck! X

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    1. Thank you. Hope it goes as well as yours did :) x

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