I think that's about the same age we started giving DD toast. She's always had whole wheat bread, since it's healthier. White bread is wheat, too, it just doesn't have the whole grain.
As far as milk, I'd say if you've done yogurt or cheese already, I wouldn't worry about it from an allergy standpoint. I think the only reason they usually say no milk before one is so that it's not replacing breastmilk or formula, even though it's common to give other milk products.
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Mom to Alexa, born 4/22/07