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Old 04-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Switching to Whole Milk?

My dd currently drink Similac Sensitive rtf, and she will be 1 in two weeks. I have been thinking about slowing starting the switch now by offering her a sippy cup of milk a day in between bottle feedings. She isn't eating a ton of solids, so I don't know if it is ok to switch yet. She eats a little scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, a packet of plum baby fruit/grain packet, and then for dinner she might have a little chicken/potato/veggie. Do you think it is ok to make the switch if she is not eating a lot yet?

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Re: Switching to Whole Milk?

I would do it slowly if I were you. DS can tolerate cheese, yogurt, etc just fine. But we quickly figured out that his burning rash on his bottom was caused by the milk he was drinking. If he gets milk now, it is lactose free.
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I would do it slowly if I were you. DS can tolerate cheese, yogurt, etc just fine. But we quickly figured out that his burning rash on his bottom was caused by the milk he was drinking. If he gets milk now, it is lactose free.
Everyone in my family is lactose sensitivitie too. I planned on giving her lactaid. Wish their was a organic lactose free version.
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Re: Switching to Whole Milk?

Why do you have to pull her off formula vs. doing both? We are still on it and will probably stop around 3. I would go till at least 18 months. We do milk for meals and snacks and formula when he wakes up, other times and before bed so we get the benefit of both. We went from the Similac Sensitive RTF to the Walmart Toddler powder formula. It seemed the most similar.
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DS just turned one and we still do both. He eats at least 2 solid meals a day +snacks, but he still gets at least 2-3 bottles of formula per day. The rest he gets organic whole milk. He won't use a cup so he gets his milk in a bottle, his ped wasn't concerned about weaning him from the bottle quite yet.
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Re: Switching to Whole Milk?

Thanks everyone. I guess my problem is now that she is eating more, and has tasted food she isn't wanting to drink formula that much. She isn't in love with the taste of it anymore.
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Re: Switching to Whole Milk?

Yes, I think it is just fine.

I switched after 1 yr because I had formula still in the pantry. but it wasn't a big deal for me to make the switch at all. She never complained about the milk and she drank a lot less whole milk than formula because she started converting over to solids.

She sorta did it herself - all of a sudden, she no longer would accept the liquid meals - she wanted solids. So I followed her lead. At first she was eating as much as I did, but quite quickly, she slowed down to eating very little. This is really normal. They don't eat as much after they're one because their growth slows down a lot.

anyways, the pediatrician and several articles I read indicated that there was no reason to push formula, whole milk has everything she needs and costs a lot less. If your child will drink it, there's no reason not to switch. Just keep offering healthy food at mealtimes and they will get what they need.
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