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weaning onto cows milk?

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REIDmylips Sat 30-Jun-07 08:28:30

My ds is 10 months (and a bit) and we are going on holiday in 4 weeks. I was wondering how soon we can give him cows milk instead of formula. I know the recommendation is 12 months, but was wondering if any one had weaned their los earlier, or has any advice?

i dont really want to have to take formula with us (or have to go hunting for it when we get there) so was planning on weaning him onto cows milk the week before we go, but he will only just be 11 months old. What do you think?

KittenKat Sat 30-Jun-07 08:35:17

I started introducing DD to cows milk at 10 months, just a very small beaker to get used to change in prep for her weaning after one. She was fine on it, now about to turn one has about 7-10 oz per day of it.

I personally think it would be fine, as long as he has not shown any allegry tendencies towards other food in any way. But thats just my opinion, and I am sure someone else will come along and tell me I am wrong!

REIDmylips Sat 30-Jun-07 08:36:54

thanks KK, thats what i thought to be honest, but wanted a bit of reassurance!

lulumama Sat 30-Jun-07 08:37:38

just do it, get him onto cows milk , you can either wean him onto it gradually , by offering at one feed per day instead of formula, or just swap. i presume he has been tolerating dairy in food ?

nice to see you BTW, where you been??

KittenKat Sat 30-Jun-07 08:38:44

<psst, who is opening the tea shop?>

REIDmylips Sat 30-Jun-07 08:44:09

i was looking for the tea shop too!!!

Hi lulu, been poorly DS very kindly shared the very very sicky bug with almost the entire family! luckily we are all better now (managed to lose half a stone in 3 days which was good though)

think i might introduce cows milk to his morning feed and take it from there. He has eaten more or less anything we have given him (as well as lots of things has has chosen to pick up and eat by himself eg, kitchen roll,paper, flower petals etc)

he hasnt shown any allergies of any kind so far <<runs off to touch wood>> and there arent any in the family, so i dont foresee (sp) any problems tbh.

lulumama Sat 30-Jun-07 08:46:25

sorry you have been poorly reidie ! poor you

good re weight loss though could do with a bout of that myself

will see about tea shop now...

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