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Swapping from formula

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Charjam1 Tue 09-Apr-13 15:35:15

Hi. My son is a year old and Hv has said to swap from sma to cows milk. Anyone got any advice about this? Feel aprehensive?? X

kittykat10 Tue 09-Apr-13 15:50:23

id just go slowley with it , have you been introducing cows milk in his food

Charjam1 Tue 09-Apr-13 15:53:46

He has cows milk for brekkie on his weetabix.

jenduck Tue 09-Apr-13 15:56:16

When I did it with my 2, I introduced it oz by oz. So, for example, in an 8oz bottle, I would start off with 7oz formula & 1oz milk, then 6/2 the next day & so on.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Apr-13 15:57:35

I did it gradually e.g. gave the morning milk as cows milk and left the bedtime one as formula. After a week or so when everything was ok with the cows milk I swapped the bedtime one to cows milk as well.

Charjam1 Tue 09-Apr-13 15:59:23

And did they cope ok and still sleep fine?

ilovepowerhoop Tue 09-Apr-13 16:03:32

they didnt seem to notice the difference and slept the same as before.

Charjam1 Tue 09-Apr-13 16:07:26

Ok thank you. Did you stop sterilising too?

jenduck Tue 09-Apr-13 16:07:58

Mine were also fine the way I did it, no difference in anything.

Charjam1 Tue 09-Apr-13 16:09:16

Thanks guys. X

MiaowTheCat Tue 09-Apr-13 18:44:35

Been doing it gradually for about the last week - dropping an oz every couple of days and substituting that for formula... she's had cows milk on cereal for a good while now with no ill effects though so wasn't anticipating many issues - now just running down the remaining bit of the formula carton really.

I'll stop sterilising when the formula powder's all gone.

babySophieRose Wed 10-Apr-13 10:57:35

My DD 17 months dislikes the cows milk and I have been trying for months to switch. Then I remembered that formula is sweet and mixed a tea spoon of honey in the bottle of cows milk and voila, she drinks it. smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 10-Apr-13 10:59:27

I just did it straight with both dds. DD2 is 15 months now and I still keep a couple of the individual bottles of follow on in the car for 'emergencies' or overnight stays in hotels not that we ever go but otherwise I changed straight over.

daimbardiva Wed 10-Apr-13 11:10:13

I just changed straight over w both mine and neither of them batted an eyelid. They'd been having cow's milk in food for a while, so I knew there were no issues.

capecath Wed 10-Apr-13 13:49:07

Our DS didn't bat an eyelid either after I was quite anxious about it! We just did it straight. Didn't affect sleep at all.

MiaSparrow Wed 10-Apr-13 17:34:16

Can't remember it being a problem with DD at all - I think we probably carried on with formula at night for a while. Stopped sterilising at about 6 months I think. It's such a ball-ache and as one of my mummy/nurse friends put it, we're all obsessed with sterilising to the point we forget to give the things a good old clean in the first place.

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