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Should you give cows milk or formula in breakfast cereal before 1yr?

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Nancy54 Sun 16-Jun-13 21:31:31

Just that really! Thanks

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 22:21:34

Good night smile

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 22:18:36

Indeed, on which note I am off to bed. I'm hardcore me - black no sugar.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 22:16:17

grin amanda
A caffeine drip would suit me down to the ground. Any more than 2/3 coffees and my stomach gets all funny (I can't take it black and milk doesn't agree with me very well) energy drinks are ok but I won't exceed one so a drip is all that's left grin

Damn these early mornings.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 22:11:36

If you need a caffeine drip then we share at least one nutritional choice. And quite frankly, it's the one I consider most important as a guide to someone's character grin

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 22:10:43

No lynching here either, and I'm just a nosey old sod too smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 22:09:17


AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 22:04:14

No lynching, just nosy. smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 22:00:38

I hate milk lol grin dd2 was/possibly is (she's not very verbal so put off re introduction) and dd1 doesn't have it for other health reasons.

Before I'm lynched, dietitian happy, I use good substitutes and I make up the calcium/iron/vitamins/calories in other ways. They are not deficient and are healthy smile

But I would like to see the study. I know its shutting stable door after horse has bolted as dd1 was on milk as a baby but if its possible I caused harm to dd1 in some way I'd like to know.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 21:54:48

Agreed- that's what people have been saying. Ok in food regardless of temperature, but formula or BM as a drink.

Are you vegan caffeine, or just avoid milk? Feel free to tell me that's nosy and to naff off grin. I just like hearing about people's nutrition choices.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 21:43:21

I was always under the impression that as a drink its not ok but milk or certain substitutes can be used from six months. I too am interested to see the evidence to the contrary. I don't believe milk is good for you but that's a choice I make for my children and its not a view shared by everyone ,but, Point is , if its been proven its wrong then drs and HV are giving out wrong information so unless the study is produced then they can't change that advice.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 21:35:50

Caffeine - Yes, but that's kind of my point. Courtney didn't that, she said 'it's not ok' to give a child this age cow's milk. And there has been nothing to back that up.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 19-Jun-13 21:29:31

Well there is a big difference between cold milk and heated milk. It's why some intolerant children can cope with it in cooking but not on cereal as a drink, however if your child has a problem with cows milk you would know by six months so if your babies fine with it and you wish to use cows milk then from six months it's fine on cereal, yogurt, custard etc .

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 21:22:18

Think you are right Amanda.

NotSoNervous Wed 19-Jun-13 21:03:21

My DD is almost 8m and has cows milk in cereal

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 21:02:34

I'm not sure Courtney is coming back...

I have been thinking about this. Milk is already heated to kill off nasties (that's pasteurisation), so if there is such a study (which, to be honest, I am sceptical of at this point since none of us have heard of it, there is no link and I can't find anything on Google.. I think maybe there has been some - genuine, not accusing anyone of anything- confusion with raw milk) it would presumably be ease of digestion - a bit like certain nutrients in tomatoes are more easily processed once cooked.

So since I can't see it can be a safety issue per se, unless there is evidence I am going to continue to assume that the NHS is correct.

Nancy54 Wed 19-Jun-13 20:03:17

grin Jjj

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 20:00:09

Hadn't spotted your mistake Nancy so didn't think you had gone all Bounty text speak smile

Nancy54 Wed 19-Jun-13 19:55:45

I meant I not u obvs

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 19-Jun-13 19:49:32

Would love to see these studies too. Have you got any links courtney?

Nancy54 Wed 19-Jun-13 19:10:13

Yes u would be interested to see the studies too.

MotherofDragons82 Wed 19-Jun-13 10:28:53

Courtney - link please.
I fail to understand how cows' milk could be okay heated, but not cold.

Fwiw, my DS (8 months) has cows' milk on his porridge in a morning, formula through the day to drink, and breastfeeds morning and night.
He seems fine. But do you have links to "studies" that prove I'm doing something wrong?

RobotElephant Wed 19-Jun-13 08:25:45

Courtney - what studies, and why only ok if heated?

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 19-Jun-13 08:14:43

What studies Courtney? What you are saying is not NHS guidance and I haven't seen mention in the press of new studies. NHS link here

ilovepowerhoop Wed 19-Jun-13 06:35:44

Show us the studies then. Even the nhs says small amounts of cows milk are fine in cereal and cooking from 6 months as long as the main drink remains formula or breastmilk.

courtneylynn Wed 19-Jun-13 06:10:49

Meaning in cereal sorry if its cooking n getting heated its OK but not cold m cereals

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