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11 month old gone off formula, should I try cow's milk?

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FifiFerusha Wed 15-Jun-16 20:59:32


So DS was mostly bf until I started weaning him onto bottles about a couple of months or so ago( this wasn't forced and would bf if he asked etc...and he always has had an evening bottle anyway). By Nine months he had a bf in morning( and any NW), about 4 to 6 oz before an afternoon nap and between 5 to 8 oz at night. I have replaced the morning bf with a bottle( but will bf if he insists as still seem to have milk, not sure why) . However he doesn't really want a bf or a bottle. Today in all three milk sessions he has only had 5 oz of milk in total all day. He has got a bit of a cold but this started before then. Should I try cow's milk to see if he likes that better or is it too early?

I do make sure he has plenty of milk in his diet. So that is something but not sure it adds up to the pint or more he should be having. Is this a normal process. Cheers x

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 15-Jun-16 21:02:23

DD2 turns one in a week but has been drinking cows milk for 2 weeks now, has transitioned well and drinks well over a pint now, as opposed to the 5 or 6 Oz of formula I was able to force get down her every day! Go for it smile

FifiFerusha Wed 15-Jun-16 22:08:59

Will do then. Next mission is to go from drinking milk from a bottle to a top mug. He is obsessed with drinking water out of the same kind of plastic cups my 6yo drinks from. Of course I hold and tip it for him but he drinks so much more water this way than when he uses his top mug. He loves it and claps afterwards. However, refuses milk from anything but a bottle(that is if he isn't refusing it altogether ha). Not sure why.

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Thu 16-Jun-16 06:49:46

Kids are funny little creatures aren't they lol! My DD uses a doidy cup and drinks loads of water or milk from them, they are really good! I think it's because it looks like a regular cup so she thinks she's like us and her big sister (9)

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