Re: Cows milk from 6 months old?
What the recommendations regarding cow's milk are in Scandinavia, or what the rationale behind them is, I have no idea. I can only say what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations are, which is that a baby should be nursed for a minimum of 1 year and as long thereafter as is mutually desirable by mom and baby, and that cow's milk should not be given until 12 months. The reasoning behind this is that cow's milk is hard for babies to digest, and can cause intestinal irritation which can lead to anemia. Cow's milk also happens to be one of the more highly allergenic foods you can offer a baby.
If you want to thin your baby's cereal out with something other than breastmilk, choose formula. It's much closer in composition to breastmik than any other substance you can use.
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