My little man is 16 months and eats well but I still give him formula….perhaps it’s peace of mind that he is getting all the nutrients he needs…..but does he really need it?


Posted by paulah2, 13th November 2015


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  • Cows milk from12 mths is fine


  • It’s been so long ago now that I cannot remember when I stopped using formula. I would seek the advice of a community health nurse.


  • Maybe consider switching him to cows milk now (provided he isn’t allergic). He could still eat all 3 meals and snacks as needed – you could just give him a cup of milk as well when needed.


  • I’m switching between milk and formula now. He eats well but if he seems off his food when teething or after his latest immunization then formula is increased.


  • if he is eating well, you could ditch the formula.


  • Following this as i have the same question


  • My daughter went straight from formula to cows milk at 12 months


  • I breast fed my daughters between 16-21 months so they had cows milk after that.


  • At 12 months old, my daughter switched from formula to cows milk. No problems at all.
    Will be doing the same with my son.


  • My kids never had formula. They went straight from breast to cow. Good luck with your choices


  • Mine never had formula at all – if children have a broad range of healthy food then they should be getting what they need from that. You could always try cows milk and see how it goes.


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