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Should I put half water or 1/3 with cows milk? When can she have straight cows milk?

Hi Leanne, is it ok to start giving my daughter cows milk she will be 1yrs old on the 11/6. I wasn`t able to breast feed and she had no problem with formula. She now eats just about everything we eat. Should i put half water or 1/3 with cows milk n when can she have straight cows milk? hope to hear from u soon, thanks Vicki

Leann...
Answer: Hi Vicki, I would make that switch sometime from her 1st birthday onwards. You do have to be careful with milk as it can fill them up and displace meals, so offer it after meals and snacks, but also keep offering water right throughout the day. Just 1- 2 cups a day is fine, you don`t need to dilute it, but, offer say, 1/4 of a cup, after a meal or snack a few times a day so as not to over fill your almost toddlers tummy. I have a tip sheet on milk and weaning which goes through the facts and figures, the link is: Milk Intake It should cover all the bases. All the best, Leanne
Answered: 01 Jun 2009