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formula to whole milk

Did anyone slowly start to switch their LO to whole milk by mixing it with formula?

Also did you start before they were 1 yr or wait till after

Teaghan will be one in 3 weeks and my mom suggested I start mixing in whole milk an ounce at a time so by the time she is 1 she will pretty much be used to milk.

WDYT?

 

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Re: formula to whole milk

  • We didn't mix and just gave her a straight bottle. We did a couple of days with half of the day's bottles with formula and half with milk. Once we knew she was fine we made the complete switch.
  • J turned 1 5/14  we waited until after Memorial day to switch to milk.  We just went straight to milk.  I waited because of his surgery, I knew he couldn't take hold cups and there would be enough trauma that weekend, I didnt want to introduce anything. 

    We NEVER did milk in a bottle though.  We went straight to milk in sippy cups but we had already mastered the sippy cups filled with formula.  

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  • never mixed.

    Ava was pretty fine with the switch. It took Sam almost 4 months to drink milk. 

  • Good to know. We are currently working on getting rid of the bottle, we are down to maybe one bottle a day everything else including formula we try to put in sippy cups.
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  • We switched her after her birthday to milk, but we only gave her 2%.  We also only gave her the milk in a sippy cup.  I did however do the part formula and part milk, the first week we did 1/4 milk and rest formula next week we did 1/2 and 1/2 and finally we did 3/4 milk and 1/4 formula and obviously then all milk.  I did this because she had such a reflux issue, I didn't want to upset anything!! 
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  • I never mixed either and always put in a sippy cup except at night until he kicked the night time bottle a little while after.  I did a straight switch to milk once I ran out of formula which was probably a couple weeks after his 1st bday.  Another thing that helped with the switch was that we never did warmed bottles.  Everything was always room temperature so switching to the cold milk didn't seem to bother DS.  I've heard other moms that have had to warm the milk in the beginning beacuse their LO was used to warm formula.

    GL with the switch.

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    We NEVER did milk in a bottle though.  We went straight to milk in sippy cups but we had already mastered the sippy cups filled with formula.  

    Pretty much this. I didn't slowly transition either, just gave her milk one day and she had no issues with it. We switched her right after her 1st birthday.

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  • M had a milk allergy so we had to be careful about the "switch".  We mixed with formula little by little because the Pedi said it would be easier and would help with the transition...and also knowing whether she was still allergic of whether she kicked it :)

    Once we knew she had kicked the allergy, she got milk in a sippy.  She was great about dropping the bottle.

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  • I just started mixing WCM with breastmilk for her midday bottle. The only reason I started now is because my frozen BM stash was running out. I did half and half and she took it no prob.

    You don't have to switch to WCM right at one. There is no concrete reason for doing so; it's just a good round number that pedis use as a recommendation. Start mixing or intro'ing WCM when you feel like it and when you feel like your LO is ready for it.

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  • We switched her staright to whole milk in a sippy cup at one, but I probably would have mixed if it wasn't at the time that Similac had recalled a bunch of their formula (that we were using!).  But, like PP (I think Jen) said, K never took her bottles or anything warm - always was straight out of the fridge or room temp.  GL.
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