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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:46pm

Cow's Milk

I know this question has probably been asked before --- but when did you guys start to introduce cow's milk to you LOs? I dont propose to change his bottles but thought I might start to introduce it into his brekkie - I'd still give him formula in his bottle but am wondering about adding cow's milk to his weetabix etc... What did you guys do? or what do you think ? Gregor will be 11 months on the 22nd of April

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:47pm

I introduced it when M was 6 months!

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:49pm

Also introduced it at 6 months!

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:56pm

Likewise: at 6 months for cereal and cooking. I'll be swapping to cows milk for drinks at 12 months on the dot! Hope he likes it!... (DS1 didn't).
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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:56pm

There's a thread here that might help chuck :)

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 9:56pm

I'm way behind as usual -- was thinking of giving it to him with his brekkie in the morning ... how did your girls react to it - if at all?

Also thinking that I might try and cook some food for him myself (yip I'm a jar queen at the moment) do you guys use ordinary milk when cooking .. just adding the meat and veg and then blend slightly ????
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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:05pm

thanks guys

Bells - just read through Lisa's thread --- cheers

I've only got green top - what do you think - use a little in the morning and get some blue top tomorrow or should I just wait another day until I have the blue top? Don't think it would do any harm - not just for a little bit of weetabix

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:08pm

Errr, I don't blend her meals! Just roughly chop.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:12pm

Green top will be fine. She's not going to be hospitalised for being malnourished for an afternoon on the green top. ;)





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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:12pm

M was fine no reactions.

That's what I was going to ask- do you introduce it gradually as a drink? like one feed at a time?

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:38pm

For drinks, I would recommend introducing it over two or three days. On the first day, make it 25% cow's milk mixed with 75% formula, the next day do half and half, the next day do about 75% cow's to 25% formula. Then go for it all cow's milk. If they don't like the taste, you'll probably know by the 75% day but, by doing it slowly, they may not even notice. Either do that for all feeds at once, or do it feed by feed if you're worried. I'd probably go for them all at once.
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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:42pm

Thank you Limpet :))

How much milk is your DS2 having per day?

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:44pm

To drink, 5oz in the morning, 3-4oz at 3pm and 7oz at bedtime. It's all in an open cup not a bottle, so I don't know if that means it's a bit less than most? There's more in cereal and cooking. How about yours?
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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:51pm

She has 7oz mid morning 7oz mid afternoon 7oz before bed and 7oz at 11pm plus her breakfast milk. So 28 oz plus whatever she has in her cereal so about 30oz I guess. I know it's alot!

I think i might cut out the 11pm bottle when I introduce cows milk.

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Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 10:51pm

Gregor is on 9oz in the morning (although I;d say a good 4oz is used in his brekkie) 8 oz at lunch (although I'd say a good 3oz goes in this lunch) and between 7/8 oz at bedtime ... now wondering if G is getting too much mmmmmm
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Friday, April 13th 2007, 10:54pm

I believe that a pint is more than enough at one year of age, including cooking. The lowest recommendation as acceptable at age one that I've seen is 11oz, so DS2 is still ok even by that.

Too much would only be a problem if they're not taking a good amount of solid food, I guess, but no harm just to make one or two of the feeds a bit smaller once they reach a year.
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Friday, April 13th 2007, 11:13pm

That's what I plan to do with M.

She does eat really well though, I noticed last night she woke up and had her 11pm feed but only had 4oz I think it may just be thirst so I am going to try her with water tonight.

She eats alot when I compare her to other babies of her age and size, I bought her one of those Plum baby super foods the other day when we were out and she ate both tubs and a yoghurt and about 3 strawberries so she does eat well aswell as drinking that much milk.

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 10:56am

Think I'm going to start giving Gregor more of a nibblish (?!) lunch - what sort of things do you guys give? I'll probably still give him some milk (maybe 6oz) but not sure what is enough to give him -- he eats toast or bread, cow & gate breadsticks and cow & gate biscuits - he always gets a small yoghurt at lunch too - to be honest over the last day or so anything I've been eating I've given him a little of it and he loves it -- even had a few of Callum's wotsits the other day and absolutely loved them.

So guys .. any advice welcome (Callum was a baby such a long time ago --- I've forgotten!!!) what do you guys do for lunch and how much?

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 11:00am

R tends to have a proper lunch at nursery, so her nibbly is at tea time. She likes current tea cake, cheese on toast, we put a little bit of veg/salad on too. Maybe just cucumber and pepper, but its something.

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:07pm

6 months in food & 1 year for drink, M&D love it, their first bottle went in seconds, such better taste! they have 8 oz in morning & 6 oz in evening, I stopped the afternoon milk at 11 months they weren't intrrested so they have snacks now & milk in cooking like fish/mash.

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:10pm

Why is it that we have to wait until our LO's are 1 before moving on to cow's mik? If they are getting enough food is there any reason why we can't start giving it to them - say 1 feed a day - a little earlier. We waited until just after Callum's 1st but I'm just curious

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:11pm

I think it's because of the iron hun. xxx
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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:15pm

As cow's milk doesn't contain sufficient iron to recommend it's use before 1 year.

We did give M&D it 3 days before they were one, just look out for a swollen tummy, Victoria82 told me that.

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Saturday, April 14th 2007, 9:19pm

Thanks girls ;)
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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:22am

I think I have been doing something wrong. Although the HV didnt say it was a problem

I only give C milk in bottles in the morning with brekkie and at night, none at lunch or mid afternoon. She does get cheese, yoghurts and milk in her breakfast and some meals obviously.

Is that wrong???? Should I be giving her a lunch time bottle?

She will have:

B.fast - 7oz Milk in bottle, 1 wheetabix or porridge or something like that with 2-3oz milk. I give her some toast with philadelphia but seems to have gone off that. I sometimes give it to her for lunch instead.
Lunch - A jar of food or something I have made up from Annabel Karmels book, with a yoghurt and a babybel and/or sometimes some cut up fruit.
Tea - A jar of food or something I have made up and a dessert of some sort.
Night time - 6-7oz milk before bed

For snacks and sometimes for dessert I will give her banana, strawberries, melon.
And she sometimes has the cow and gate biscuits or rice cakes.

Does this sound ok???


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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:45am

Sounds absolutely fine to me V - Gregor only gets a morning and night time bottle too - C is almost 1 now 8o -it's a bit scarey isn't it :rolleyes:
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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 12:09pm

Ok, I was just reading through previous posts on this thread and thought she wasnt getting enough milk, I didnt know if I was to start introducing another bottle mid afternoon or for lunch or something.

When you go on to cows milk, do you change bottle times and change from a bottle to a cup?



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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 12:39pm

No LL, you are doing absolutely fine hun :)) I dropped L's mid afternoon bottle about 7 months as she was getting sufficient milk in her others :))








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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 12:45pm

LL - DS still is offered his bottle 4 times a day, just like at 4 months old, but now I just offer him food in between.

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Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 1:59pm

Ok, I think I will stick with what I am doing then. I have always been concerned she is not getting enough milk but she got to the point where she stopped wanting her mid afternoon milk, I used to give it at lunch time but she didnt want that, so I moved it to about 2pm then after a while she didnt want that either, so I just stopped when she was on solids as I was putting milk in food etc.

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