Hello, DD, currently EBF + eats solids, is 8 months old and I am beginning to wonder about the process of transferring her to cows milk at 1. Has anyone done this? Is it easy / do they like the cows milk? Did anyone do it a little early, like 11 months? Thanks
Hmm. I put DD on cows milk at around thirteen months when I realised there wasn't any formula at stupid o'clock in the morning. She sucked it down and hasn't looked back since. I do know that some people start with a 70:30 mix bm to cm and work onto straight cows milk.
I used to express breast milk for DD's porridge when she went onto solids at 6 months, but I started using cows milk in the porridge instead from about 8 months and she didn't notice the difference. I started giving her cows milk to drink instead of expressed breast milk at about 10 months when I went back to work, I didn't really want to use formula and hv said I didn't need to bother if she was having a good diet and bf in the morning and evenings. I then phased out bf after 1 year when DD was no longer interested
Waited till 12 months and tried her with a warm bottle of it, she spat it out lol i tried 50/50 cows milk and formula for about 3 days then 3/4 cows 1/4 formula etc she was on 100% cows milk within about a week - it was a non event to be honest!
She's 14 months now and has a bottle when she wakes up and one before bed ;)
Thank you so much for these stories - v. helpful. Especially mewling starting at 10 months with no ill effects. I was kind of wondering on the odd occasion I leave DD with DH at 10-11 months if she could try cows instead of expressed milk. She does like it (sometimes has some from our cereal bowls) and also loves dairy in general.