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Posted by: Clarise | 2005/07/04

Q.

Changing from formula to cow's milk

I want to switch from formula to cow's milk. My daughter will be 1 year next week. Is it better to do it gradually, by mixing half formula and half cow's milk, or can I switch over immediately? Secondly, do I have to boil the cow's milk?
Lastly, how much milk should they drink per day from 1 year onwards?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You can switch across immediately.I like the 2% long-life milk in the cartons as it is sterile. For every kilogram your baby weighs she needs 120ml per 24 hours eg 10kg=1200ml

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Posted by: Tina | 2005/07/06

Hi Clarise.

Have you considered rather giving her the Nestle Follow Up Milk? Although she's "ready" for cow's milk at 1yrs old, she still needs plenty nutrition which the follow-up milk can give her.

Reply to Tina
Posted by: mommy | 2005/07/05

I mixed the cows milk and formula and gradually put more cows milk in her bottle until she only drank the cows milk - the tastes differ a lot. Be carefull for boiled cows milk - it can cause constipation. Rather use fresh milk. I only give Clover full cream milk. I am not sure about how much you should give - I only switched to cows milk when my daughter was 18 months old. She drinks about 3 bottles per day.

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