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  #1  
May 30th, 2007, 09:10 PM
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When do you think it's ok to give a child cow's milk?
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May 30th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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I started all of my kids on it on their first birthday's. Is that wrong?
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May 30th, 2007, 09:28 PM
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I started all of my kids on it on their first birthday's. Is that wrong?[/b]
That's the recommended wait time.
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May 30th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Phew....I thought I was going to have to add that to my how I failed at parenting list. LOL
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May 30th, 2007, 09:34 PM
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Phew....I thought I was going to have to add that to my how I failed at parenting list. LOL[/b]
LOL!!
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May 30th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Hey, my friend just told me that she started her daughter on it some at 10 months. She said she gave her one glass a day in a sippy cup to get her used to it and the cup, instead of the boob.
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May 30th, 2007, 09:43 PM
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I think whenever they are able to get the nutrients they will lose by stopping formula/breastmilk---this would be through an ability to eat a variety of table foods.
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May 30th, 2007, 09:43 PM
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Alyssa takes cows milk, she is 13 months old. Kailey gets ahold of her sippy and as soon as she tastes the milk she throws the cup. LOL! She won't take ANYTHING but breastmilk and the only thing out of a sippy she will take is water.
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May 30th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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We gave her goat's milk starting at 12 months and cow's milk at 15. She preferred goat's, but it was getting too expensive.
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May 30th, 2007, 10:12 PM
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When do you think it's ok to give a child cow's milk?[/b]
Never. They get organic goat's milk which is much closer in composition to human milk. Ethan only drinks breastmilk and water.
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May 30th, 2007, 10:17 PM
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I guess I am dumb, do you buy goats milk, I have never seen it before.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:00 PM
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My oldest didnt have cows milk till she was about 2. She was allergic, and still dislikes it imensly. She took soy and rice milk after she stopped with formula around a year.

Chloe was about a year or a bit over I guess. I'm not sure exactly.

Cade wont have it strait for a while. I'd say at least 18 months. If he self weans by then, I'll pump for the bm in a sippy or bottle. If its IN something (like pudding) he's already had small amounts. I just wont let him drink it strait till around 18 months, (give or take a bit depending on how me and him and doing on the nursing thing)
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May 31st, 2007, 06:50 AM
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I am currently struggling with this decision myself I am thinking of giving it to her today to try and see how it goes and then waiting a few days for any sign of tummy irritation from it. She eats mainly table foods and I would like to start phasing in milk so that she is off the formula sometime around the 1 year mark.
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May 31st, 2007, 07:54 AM
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We started at a year old she was only on it for about a month. Then we found out she has an allergy to it, and wasn't gaining any weight she actually lost weight. Her ped has her back on formula until she is 18 months old. Then I going to try cows milk again if she still has an allergy I'm going to go with soy.
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May 31st, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Our son was 1yr old when I put him on cows milk. He did fine.
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May 31st, 2007, 08:37 AM
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We won't be drinking cow's milk until we get it from ourselves from our own cow. (If anybody knows of a dairy cow for sale in north Michigan or northeast WI, just LMK. )
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May 31st, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Put us in the "Never" camp as well!

Ds started on goat's milk at around a year and then over to almond milk at around 4 years.
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May 31st, 2007, 10:09 AM
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We won't be drinking cow's milk until we get it from ourselves from our own cow. (If anybody knows of a dairy cow for sale in north Michigan or northeast WI, just LMK. )[/b]
Dont know about WI, but Iowa's not too far, and I know you can buy one there. (you can here too in Nebraska, but thats farther for you) I'd LOVE to get my own milk. My relatives own a small dairy farm and its awesome going to visit. The milk tastes totally different.
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May 31st, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Almond milk?!?! I've never even heard of that! Is it expensive? How do almonds have milk?
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May 31st, 2007, 10:37 AM
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OMG, almond milk is on my grocery list as we speak! I've never tried it, but we're gonna give it a go this month.

Yes, you buy goat's milk. I'm in crunchy California, so I just buy it at the grocery store. You may have to go to a health food store to get it in other areas of the country though.
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