Wendy, SA, baby boy Oct 03
My daughter is only five months old and I have not started her on cows milk but i was down at my local baby clinic today and the nurse said by about 6 months. Hope this has helped
its recommended that you don't give your baby cows milk (as a bottle) until they are 12 months old. it's fine to use cows milk in cereal etc at 6 months, but wait until 12 months to be giving the baby large amounts.
Mummy of 2 little angels. 6/6/03 & 3/8/05 & No 3
I was told the same as Calli - you can introduce cows milk after 6 months in food ie cereal etc but it is not recommended as a main milk drink until after 12 months.
It apparently does not have all the nutrients that breastmilk or formula have.
My clinic nurse told me this just yesterday.
4 lovely munchkins DD 10/03, DD 03/05, DS 10/06 &
Try goats milk - it is more suitable for babies. However I wouldn't rely upon it soley for your baby's milk needs without consulting a doctor.
The old saying is:
'Cow's milk is for calves, goats milk is for kids.'
Linda (Jessica 3/4/03, Caleb 11/4/05)
The one thing I forgot to ask was how long do you boil it for? I didn't want to ask at the time because I didn't want to feel like a dill tongue
Bett, NSW, 2 boys & Twins 19.2.08
JZ mum to Bradley 17/08/03 and Heidi 25/02/06