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Cow milk at 9 and a half months

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gnorry Sat 27-Oct-12 15:07:42

Hi girls,
I'm writing because I am a mum and I did something silly: I gave some cow milk to my 9 months old girl and I didn't realize I was not supposed to...d'oh! I figured since she had yoghurt and cheese before, she could have cow milk, but oh how wrong I was. She's had runny poo for a couple of days, and I've only just realized the reason ...double d'oh!
She's not had any food today (apart from her yoghurt...d'oh!) and she's had runny poo...what to dooo? Apart from - obviously! - not giving her any more of that silly cow milk. I imagine it's best to stop with cheese and yoghurt as well for a few days? Any advice?
Thank you!
Giulia

artifarti Sat 27-Oct-12 16:17:11

You can give them cow's milk at that age, just not as a main drink (must be breast or formula) e.g. you can put it on cereal or use it in cooking.

pumpkinsweetie Sat 27-Oct-12 16:21:07

You can give cows milk as part of cereal, pasta, recipes etc but you must not use it as a main drink as it isn't substantial.
She must continue on baby formula until atleast 12m as her main drink.

RightUpMyRue Sat 27-Oct-12 16:23:37

If you think that's what's causing her upset tummy then you could try cutting it our for a few days and seeing what happens but milk (and all dairy products) are a really valuable source of calcium and protein among other vitamins and minerals and cutting them out completely from her diet should only be done under the direction of a dietician.

You can get a referral to a dietician from either your health visitor or your GP.

gnorry Sat 27-Oct-12 16:26:40

Thank you, girls, for your replies!
yesyes I know about the poor nutritional value of cow milk: I only gave it to her a couple of times in the last few days, and nope it wasn't meant to replace her main meals. The problem is that it's hard to digest for babies (I've only just read about the fact that their digestive system is not ready), so now she has a runny tummy and doesn't want to eat anything O_o

artifarti Sat 27-Oct-12 16:32:28

If she doesn't want to eat anything it suggests she might feel a bit ill so perhaps she has a tummy bug (rather than the milk). Offer bland, easily digestible food to her and make sure she has lots of breastmilk/formula (this is the most important thing at ther age anyway).

(And obviously I'm not a doctor grin so see a real one if it doesn't get better)

gnorry Sun 28-Oct-12 10:55:07

Yes, I think that's the most sensible thing to do, Artifarti, thank you!!

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