Posted in Bottle Feeding, Toddlers

Cows milk

My son will be 1 in Jan, and I want to give him a taste of it in hopes he will like it. What type of milk did you moms start your babies with? Thank you!!

  • Kendall
    Dec 01

    We started mixing in some whole milk in my sons bottles little by little when he was 11 months. And by the time he was one we were out of formula and we went to whole milk completely :)

  • Dalilah
    Dec 01

    Just be sure you are using whole milk. They aren’t suppose to be skim, 1%, or 2%. I believe almond milk is ok. But they need the fat in whole milk.

  • Cathy
    Dec 01

    Organic whole milk.

  • Kendra
    Dec 01

    My doctor recommended mixing with formula 50/50, and that whole milk was fine for her.

  • Melissa
    Dec 01

    We mixed formula with whole milk for the first few weeks then went to all whole milk for her. At 18 months our pediatrician had us switch to low-fat milk.

  • Shannon
    Dec 01

    My son has been eating full-fat yogurt, cheese, etc since about 8 months, so I just introduced it around 11 months as something he could sip when he was eating solids, but not a replacement for nursing. Once he was down to two feedings a day (morning and night) I started giving him whole milk more regularly. He is 12 months and is now down to one morning feeding and drinks milk and eats solids the rest of the day. (: I had planned to nurse him longer but he just seemed to prefer solid food and milk over nursing.

  • Kelly
    Dec 01

    We just switched cold turkey....formula to whole milk. 🤷‍♀️ He still likes his milk warmed, but otherwise didn’t seem to care too much about the change.

  • Ira
    Dec 02

    I started with unsweetened almond milk (husbands request) but my LO doesn’t like it so now he’s drinking cows milk.

  • Monda
    Dec 02

    Honestly we just did whole milk at exactly 1 year old we didn’t mix it with formula or anything and we didn’t have any problems at all

  • Melissa
    Dec 02

    I started my son at 13 months on Horizon Whole Milk (organic) and he was exclusively breast fed and had no issues transitioning to whole milk.

  • Julie
    Dec 02

    Organic/grass fed whole milk here!! I also did the slow introduction where I made a “master mix” of breastmilk/formula and an oz of whole milk for 2 days, then I just slowly removed the formula every 2 days by one oz and added milk in very slowly until the mixture was just breastmilk and whole milk. Then when I was about 2 weeks from running out of breastmilk (I had to exclusively pump and was working off my freezer stash) I started to slowly remove the breastmilk and add in extra whole milk till the breastmilk was all gone and it was only whole milk left. It worked well for us but my baby was really picky about the flavor of her milk so I had to do it slowly or she wouldn’t have drank it. I know other people who just switched and their babies didn’t make a fuss so that way is fine as well if your LO is laid back about milk flavors😁

  • Jennifer
    Dec 02

    Organic whole milk for us.

  • Amanda
    Dec 02

    I ran out of formula one time the day before I was suppose to get more. So I gave my son Organic whole milk. He didn’t seem to mind the difference at all. He drank it like nothing had changed. My son will be 1 in January too! Can’t wait to stop buying formula!!

  • Brenda
    Dec 03

    My kid's ped. Told us that while milk is best but u can use whatever u usually use like 2% lets say. If ur child is breastfed then they'll take the milk since it's sorta similar in taste but if they were formula fed, they'll probably make a funny face from the big taste difference. Hope this helps!

  • Jessica
    Dec 04

    My daughter won’t drink milk at all. Right now we are using a powder milk substitute. Any ideas on how to get her to drink milk. She gets plenty of dairy other ways so the doctor wasn’t super worried about her development. We have tried only in a bottle, all different kinds of sippy cups, warm, cold, room temperature. Please let me know any suggestions or things you have tried

  • Nilgen
    Dec 04

    In my household we usually drink soy milk but children need lots of good fats. So we went with Goat's milk. If it wasn't so expensive I would drink it too. It's delicious.