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Advice on cow's milk

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sparrow45 Wed 07-Sep-11 19:08:48

Hi thought it best if I just say what I'm doing just now and see what advice I get regarding cow's milk. My DS is 11 months old, he was EBF for 6 months, then I started daytime formula feeds ( mid-morning and mid afternoon) and BF morning and night. More recently I have reduced my BF to morning only and have introduced an evening FF. So I give him a BF in morning when gets up, he eats breakfast lunch and dinner and has about 600mls Formula through the day. The morning BF is small and I think now is mainly for comfort. I am quite keen to stop BF soon. He has water with meals from a cup but to be honest he's not that great with the cup and water goes everywhere! So my question is he's going to be 12 months soon-how much cow's milk do I give him? What about bottles? I know you're meant to stop using them at 12 months, but I feel he's not going to get enough fluids through the day with cups only. Not until he's better at using cups anyway!
So I suppose I want to know how much cow's milk to give him, bottles/cups or mixture? And do you heat the milk up or give it cold from fridge?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 07-Sep-11 20:13:13

Don't know sorry sparrow45 but just wanted to say that you may get more response if you post this in the breast and bottle section.

Do know that you can give it straight from the fridge though if he will drink it and if cups are a problem, have you tried a bottle with a juice spout instead of a teat?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 07-Sep-11 20:23:37

According to this your DS will need around 300ml, just over half a pint, of milk per day. This includes all the milk he gets in his diet from cheese, custard, yoghurt etc too so the amout he drinks from cups might not be as big a problem as you are thinking.

I wouldn't worry too much about it either, my DD refused all milk and diary for quite a while and we just made sure she had lots of food that were rich in calcium.

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