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How to introduce cows milk

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LittleLisa78 Sun 19-May-13 12:00:12

Dd just turned one and has only just started drinking water from a cup - not much interest in food either. She's ebf but I'd like her to be able to drink cows milk so DP can look after her without the faff of expressing. How do I introduce it?

flanbase Sun 19-May-13 12:03:25

Have you tried yogurt? My kids didn't like the drink milk just like that on it's own

LittleLisa78 Sun 19-May-13 12:06:49

Yes yoghurt is the only thing she will eat! She hasn't tried cows milk alone yet, just not sure how gradually it needs to be introduced!

flanbase Sun 19-May-13 12:29:28

My opinion is that they don't need cows milk to drink. They need the goodness it provides and yoghurt & cheese do this. Your breastmilk is a great source of nutrition and milk for humans.

flanbase Sun 19-May-13 12:35:32

When my eldest was 1yr I made finger type foods & porridge from soaking the oats in natural yogurt, I made pasta and sauce & just what ever we were having in mashed amounts. I do home cooking and don't use processed foods for my kids so I have just mashed up what my others where having for my smallest one to have. My kids all liked natural yoghurt when small and they like it now in preference to other kinds.

LittleLisa78 Mon 20-May-13 00:39:55

But she won't eat much food yet - that's why I'm asking about milk

flanbase Mon 20-May-13 18:27:31

Hope someone will know more for you

Mehrida Mon 20-May-13 18:30:39

I started out with putting it in DS's breakfast cereal. If she's not too keen on food yet maybe you could try her with a wee bit porridge in the morning?

He also took quite quicky to creamy scrambled eggs. Again, I made these with milk to gradually introduce it. He's just started taking it out his cup on its own so I think it worked doing it gradually and letting him get a wee taste for it.

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