Formula to cow's milk

(9 Posts)
Kasey12 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:39:33

Hi, my Ds is coming up for 1. I've been told by my HV that after one year old, you can just give them whole milk instead of formula. Another mum I got chatting to said she is continuing on with formula, but using toddler follow on milk for about 6 months. Now someone else I spoke to said you have to get DCs used to drinking whole milk by mixing it in with the formula to start with?

I'm a bit confused! What did everyone else do? Is toddler milk gimmicky or worth buying? Should I just move straight to whole milk? X

justabigdisco Thu 13-Mar-14 19:49:22

Toddler milk is gimmicky. Some people mix formula/cows milk to get their DC used to it but my DD switched with no problem. Just try the cows milk and see how your DC gets on!

stargirl1701 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:51:16

We just switched a few days after DD turned 1. We put cold (from the fridge) whole cows milk into her sippy cup. We did heat up the cows milk in her bedtime bottle.

No problems.

Kasey12 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:57:32

Brilliant, thanks! It makes like a lot easier and cheaper not to be buying formula all the time. I'll try switching straight to milk and see how we go smile

Kasey12 Thu 13-Mar-14 19:57:54

*life, not like

surprise11871 Fri 14-Mar-14 14:01:47

I just switched straight to cows milk once the formula had ran out I just filled up with cows milk. My lo is 14 months and after suffering with reflux and silent reflux hardly drank any milk. He now drinks a full 8 ozs in the morning rather than the forced 4ozs I was getting in him. I know every baby is different but I found it easier to just do a straight switch.

wigglesrock Fri 14-Mar-14 20:02:48

I was able to just do a straight switch with all of mine as well.

Theyaremysunshine Fri 14-Mar-14 20:15:06

I tried a straight switch and it failed spectacularly!

Ended up swapping an ounce at a time into the formula, once a day. A week later he was on cows milk from the fridge.

Some kids have trouble with temperature too, but we were lucky with that one.

Eletheomel Fri 14-Mar-14 21:33:46

I bfed, but like others gave my son straight cold cows milk from the fridge after he turned one, and he took it no bother (we also tried it warm, but he didn't take to that for about another 6 months, he preferred it cold :-)

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