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Weaning from formula at 1 yr???

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Ironmaiden Mon 15-May-06 21:27:51

DD recently just wont drink formula but loves cows milk, she's 1 yr old this sunday, can I stop formula altogether?

LucyJones Mon 15-May-06 21:28:38

Yes. At one year you can go onto cow's milk for drinks and bottles

PanicPants Mon 15-May-06 21:28:56

I think so, I was always under the impression that by 1 they should be on cows milk not formula.

aprilmeadow Mon 15-May-06 22:11:52

I started using cows milk in ds's breakfast cereal about 1-2mths before he turned 1. HE was 1 at the end of April and has been on cows milk since then. He loves it, and done think he has noticed the change.

wannaBe1974 Tue 16-May-06 10:26:21

yep, you can use cow's milk on breakfast/in sauces etc from 6 months but should use formula for bottles til age 1.

alexw Fri 19-May-06 22:18:10

Dd was bottle fed from start (shock horror to all breast feeders...). Used cow's milk form 5 months in food (yes, weaned 'early' too) and then for drink from 8and a half months in cup. Dropped bottles at 7 months

hotmama Fri 19-May-06 22:21:36

Cows milk is fine from a year as the main drink - don't need to use formula. The growing up drinks etc are just a marketing ploy imo.

alexw Fri 19-May-06 22:24:53

Agree, if child has good diet follow on milk/growing up milk is a waste of money.

hotmama Fri 19-May-06 22:27:03

Alexw - just as an aside - how did you stop the bottles. My dd1 (nearly 20 months) only has bottles for milk - has a sippy cup for water etc - but won't take milk in a cup - any techniques?

pepperrabbit Fri 19-May-06 22:37:03

We weaned DS1 at about the same age off a bottle at breakfast time by pouring some of my breakfast milk into a sippy cup - as soon as he thought he was drinking "grown-up" milk he was desperate to try it. Did mean I had to drink full fat milk for a couple of days (bleagh) but it was worth it.
Strangely doesn't work with vegetables off my plate!

alexw Fri 19-May-06 22:42:16

Hotmama, dd desperate for milk in morning from birth but always slow after that. Decided one day to put milk in cup in morning and see (she had taken water in cup from 4 months) she looked at it strangely for a few seconds, but then started to drink. All fine from then on. Was very prepared for milk consumption to take dramatic dip whilst she adjusted, but we found no discenable difference. You may have to be a bit tough at 20 months though...

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