Re: Whole Milk
You do not need to introduce cow's milk. Your baby can have it after 1 year, but he doesn't need it so long as your he is nursing 3-4 times per day. If you introduce cow's milk now, your child may drink a lot and replace some nursing sessions with sippy cups of cow's milk, or he may not. Some kids just don't like cow's milk- mine doesn't. If your child doesn't take to cow's milk there are plenty of other ways to get your child to eat dairy, like offering cheese or yogurt.
My child is 3 and has drunk cow's milk only 10-20 times in her life. She loves kefir, yogurt, and cheese, though!
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