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formula vs 2% milk Joanna & Rodelic Due July 16 (boy); 1 child; Chicago, Illinois 88 posts
10th Feb '13

Has anyone given their baby 2% milk rather than formula before they turned a year old? how was it for your baby? I would like to hear about good and bad experiences!!! thanks in advance!!!

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
10th Feb '13

no.. and when he was ready to transition to milk at a year he went to whole milk

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13915 posts
10th Feb '13
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✿LilyBear09✿ 1 child; Oregon 5006 posts
10th Feb '13

It's not recomended until a year old, and then they say whole milk.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
10th Feb '13

No. It's terrible for their digestive systems to drink cows milk anyway, let alone giving it to them early. But you should be giving whole milk.

Ƥinkƴ 34 kids; 2 angel babies; Madagascar 23637 posts
10th Feb '13
Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
10th Feb '13

I started mixing a little before a year but with whole milk. They need the fat in whole milk until 2 years old.

PJ&C 2 kids; Arizona 18480 posts
10th Feb '13

Why would you take away formula? thats what they need for the first year.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Feb '13

I went from formula to almond milk and started a slow transition at 11 months. We ran out of both one night so I gave her 4oz of 2% for bed. She had the worst stomach ache and constipation ever. That was the end of cows milk.

Jenna Rae 2 kids; Wisconsin 607 posts
10th Feb '13

I didn't. I gave my son whole milk at 12 months and then switched to skim at age 2.

~*~*~*~ ; 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
10th Feb '13

2% milk doesn't have the right/enough nutrition or fat for a baby. I gradually mixed whole milk/breast milk about a wk and a half after she turned 1.

PJ&C 2 kids; Arizona 18480 posts
10th Feb '13

By the way her baby might be 7 months..

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" I went from formula to almond milk and started a slow transition at 11 months. We ran out of both one ... [snip!] ... one night so I gave her 4oz of 2% for bed. She had the worst stomach ache and constipation ever. That was the end of cows milk."


There are so many bad things about this statement...

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Michael Westen:" There are so many bad things about this statement..."

Such as

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
10th Feb '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Such as"


Mainly giving something other than breastmilk/formula before age 1 and giving milk to go to bed.