Is this okay for a 9 month old? AbbieChrysler3312 32 kids; Ohio 1041 posts6th Dec '12
My husband and I are short on money, my daughter is 9 months old she drinks 6 to 8 oz bottles and I was wondering if its okay to put 2 to 3 oz of whole milk in with her formula to make her formula stretch longer or no?
Ashley; Kenley's Mommy! 1 child; Wisconsin 15117 posts6th Dec '12
If there is no other way around it I would. The baby has to eat.
SaraSaraBoBara 1 child; Arkansas 4061 posts6th Dec '12
i wouldn't. wait until she's 11 months.
can you get wic?
can you get wic?
They call me mama. 18 kids; La Verne, California 3222 posts6th Dec '12
That's not a good idea as milk is not recommended till 12 months due to the possibility of the stomach being underdeveloped. My daughters ped. even said it can cause milk sensitivity and even internal bleeding.
Manda❤Alayna 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4127 posts6th Dec '12
I don't think that you should. Call the pedi and ask.
C'sMom! 1 child; Minnesota 1263 posts6th Dec '12
I think some food shelves may have an emergency can, I donated the free ones I got to a food shelf because I was breastfeeding
Kristen Parris Due June 29; 1 child; Virginia 1659 posts6th Dec '12
Introducing whole milk too early causes iron defiency anemia too. Its becoming a big problem. I just learned this! If there is no other way then I guess its better than nothing.
Laventure_Adventure 2 kids; Pennsylvania 675 posts6th Dec '12
Quoting SaraSaraBoBara:" i wouldn't. wait until she's 11 months. can you get wic?"WIC doesn't provide all they would need formula wise even if the baby is strictly formula fed. Starting at 6 months the dwindle it down. You normally get 7 of the 13oz cans and that's it starting after 6 months.