Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee01 | 2011/03/03


Formula vs cow''s milk

Hello Doc!
My baby will be one end of April
At the moment he is on formula during the day and breastmilk at night.
What is the earliest I can start to introduce cow''s milk?
And is cow''s milk alright, or should I keep him on formula?

Thanks doc!!

Expert's Reply



You can start regular full cream cow's milk when your baby has turned 12 months and not before that time.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/03/03

Personally I found it cheaper and easier to give cows milk and vitamins rather than formula (which is quite expensive).
Formula is really cows milk that has been adapted to make it easier for human babies to digest and its had vitamins added.

Another option is to use first growth milk from Parmalat - its liquid milk with vitamins added. I used this mostly but also gave fresh full cream cows milk if I had run out of the Parmlat.

Don''t introduce cows milk before a year.

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