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    Default Introducing Cow's Milk

    Baby is turning 1 and still breastfeeding 4 times/day, also has a bottle of formula before bed. Would like to introduce cow's milk. He doesn't seem like he is ready to wean and I'm in no hurry. Baby has a sippy cup w/ water in it with his meals and is good w/ the cup. How is the best way to introduce cow's milk?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Default Re: Introducing Cow's Milk

    I am not sure, I think some people mix it with formula or breastmilk. I don't plan to give my baby cow's milk until she isn't nursing more than a few times a day (She's turning one next week).
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    NE PA

    Default Re: Introducing Cow's Milk

    Actually as long as your LO is nursing 3 to 4 times a day they don't really need any other milk.

    Moma to DS1-the monkinroanie (3/09) and DS2-the sweet pumpkin (5/12)
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Default Re: Introducing Cow's Milk

    I just offered it in a sippy cup, cold. As another drink. I introduced it when ds2 was about 20 or 21 months I think. There are days now (he's 28 months) where he will have it three or four times, and days where he has none. He still nurses about 6-8 times in 24 hours.

    For us it was in addition to nursing, not replacing it. Same as water but with calories and fat

    mother of 2 boys!

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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