Anyone have any suggestions, do’s or don’t’s for going to almond milk at 8 months? I will still be giving formula to him, just would like to start the transition early.
Pediatricians recommend to introduce milk at a later age, about one year old. They also recommend giving whole milk vs any other milk since it contains the nutrients they need. I would talk to your pediatrician before you start giving baby almond milk at that age.
You should wait until your babe is closer to one. There is zero science that says baby’s need cows milk. So almond milk is all good. We try to only give milk or almond milk on rare occasion but when my kids turned one they mostly just drank water.
Definitely ask pediatrician about introducing milk this early on. They typically want you to wait until they turn a year old. And at that point many recommend whole milk because it has lots of nutrients to help bones and growth. We use a lactose free, organic, whole milk for our 14 month old and had no issues switching from formula when turning one.
It all depends on your pediatrician! Honestly I didn’t even ask mine because I don’t see the harm especially since I asked other moms and they started their kids way earlier than I did mine! My son is 10 months and he is doing great on Almond milk and he eats tons of solid food . He’s not going back to his doctor until after he’s a year old and I tend to turn to books and things like this app for advice . I don’t know sometimes I don’t like my pediatricians recommendations. Because every pediatrician is different and will say different things