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My baby girl is now 13 months. She is still on formula but I want to change her to cows milk. What is the best way to start her? Should I just change straight over? She has about 3-4 bottles a day and is on novalac gold stage 2.

Posted by Brooke, 13/8/13

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  • Try one bottle at a time to change, this will Ensure no reaction and give her time to adjust. After a couple of days you can be totally changed.


  • start with 1/4 cows milk: 3/4 formula for about a week, the 1/2 and 1/2, followed by 3/4 cows milk. If she tolerates it you can reduce the time frame – we worked over 2-3 days each step.


  • How did you go with the switching?


  • how did it go? :)


  • Hope all went well when you eventually switched.


  • See if she likes the taste and then slowly introduce the milk in small intervals as it can cause constipation.


  • Mix together until she gets used to the different taste


  • What did you end up doing?


  • How did you go with switching?


  • Ease into it by mixing the two together to start, and then slowly reducing the formula ratio.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • You might want to mix a bit together until she gets use to the taste of cows milk


  • You CAN change straight over, but it can be more successful if you slowly and steadily transition her onto cows milk, or even start by changing one bottle per day to cows milk. Good luck.


  • Can’t change straight over. Mix the two. Cows milk n formula


  • Possibly try a little cows milk mixed in with the formula or if not try watered down (50/50) cows milk before a feed where you know she is particularly thirsty!
    If she isn’t keen at first don’t despair it took a month of trial and error to get my 14 month old interested but now that she is – she can’t get enough moo juice !


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