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Formula Question!! ♥ Runge ♥ 3 kids; Elkton, Maryland 718 posts
8th Nov '12

My daughter is 11 months old...her bd is 12/5...is it too early to switch her over to whole milk. She is already 25 lbs and very healthy. What are everyones thoughts on this?? When did you switch over to whole milk??

Thanks :)

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting ♥ Runge ♥:" My daughter is 11 months old...her bd is 12/5...is it too early to switch her over to whole milk. She ... [snip!] ... is already 25 lbs and very healthy. What are everyones thoughts on this?? When did you switch over to whole milk?? Thanks :)"


They say to wait until a year old.



I waited.

andijo007 35 kids; Arkansas 51 posts
8th Nov '12

I waited with both of my kids.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
8th Nov '12

In a week or 2 it should be perfectly fine to start mixing some milk into her formula. Start small, maybe 1/4 then work your way up from there.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" In a week or 2 it should be perfectly fine to start mixing some milk into her formula. Start small, maybe 1/4 then work your way up from there."


Yeah, I did this too. It eased him into better, I don't think he liked it at all. lol.

♥ Runge ♥ 3 kids; Elkton, Maryland 718 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" In a week or 2 it should be perfectly fine to start mixing some milk into her formula. Start small, maybe 1/4 then work your way up from there."


ok so instead of using water you mixed the formula with the milk?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting ♥ Runge ♥:" ok so instead of using water you mixed the formula with the milk?"

Nope, you make the formula like you normally would. Say they drink 5oz of formula. Make 4oz of formula, then add 1oz of milk.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting ♥ Runge ♥:" ok so instead of using water you mixed the formula with the milk?"


I did the normal, water and formula but, would add milk in too at the very beginning, until I was adding ONLY milk and then eventually did smaller amounts of formula until it was pure milk.

♥ Runge ♥ 3 kids; Elkton, Maryland 718 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Nope, you make the formula like you normally would. Say they drink 5oz of formula. Make 4oz of formula, then add 1oz of milk."


ok gotcha..sorry its early and im still half asleep...lol

♥ Runge ♥ 3 kids; Elkton, Maryland 718 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" I did the normal, water and formula but, would add milk in too at the very beginning, until I was adding ONLY milk and then eventually did smaller amounts of formula until it was pure milk."


Thanks that makes total sense! Im going to start that next week :) Just didnt want to buy formula and waste it because I was switching her over.

Rebekah 2 kids; Tennessee 5523 posts
8th Nov '12

I started switching over about a month early with my daughter. I did like the other mommas said and did it gradually. By the time she was 1 she was completely on whole milk.

♥ Runge ♥ 3 kids; Elkton, Maryland 718 posts
13th Nov '12

Ok i tried mixing in an ounce of whole milk in her bottles and everyting was going good until her ear and cheek got blood red after 24 hrs of the change. She is on similac sensitive...could whole milk be too harsh for her?? HELP :(

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
13th Nov '12

Nope.



DD is 9 months and gets 125ml a day of whole milk already.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7270 posts
14th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Runge ♥:</b>" Ok i tried mixing in an ounce of whole milk in her bottles and everyting was going good until her ear ... [snip!] ... cheek got blood red after 24 hrs of the change. She is on similac sensitive...could whole milk be too harsh for her?? HELP :("</blockquote>




DS was on sensitive as well. He's on Lactaid now. Try that.