Feeding your baby cow’s milk from 12 months old

“When is the right time to introduce cows milk straight from the fridge?” Must we continue with formula milks into the toddler years or can regular cows milk suffice? The answer is complicated and does depend on your individual baby. The main points to look at are:

1. Does my baby have allergies? If so continue on the formula he is on.

2. Is my toddler a good eater? If you have a poor eater, you may need specially formulated toddler milk for fussy eaters.

3. Is my toddler on breast milk? Breast milk still offers wonderful nutrients into the toddler years.

If your baby is on cows milk formula and is a good eater on only two milk bottles a day (as he should be at this age) using cows milk is a good option.

By Meg Faure