I am after some advice on weaning my 1 year old daughter from formula onto cows milk for her bottles!

This is my third child but i can’t remember how i did it with my 2 sons for the life of me… I also wanted some ideas as to how many bottles she should be having per day at this age?

Thanks :-)


Posted by Kelz81, 29th January 2015


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  • You could try to just give them a small amount in a bottle to try first. Drink a sip from a cup yourself saying Yummy. Slowly but surely. Show them formula tin is empty and cows milk is yummy. make sure warm.


  • mayby swap one a day? id say 3 bottles if just turned 1


  • Wonderful advice from everyone, thanks for sharing (and thank you for asking the question for those of us also seeking the same info)


  • Thank you… She has been having cows milk in her cereal for some time now and no reaction or dislike to it so i will start giving her half cows milk and half formula and go from there! Thanks everyone for your help! :-)


  • I started by adding a little cows milk to cereal and when there was no reaction (after about a week) gave a small cup of milk and then increased to a full cup morning and night at that age.


  • Hi there my daughter who is one recently went on to cows milk. To get her to take I first gave it to her half and half and then just keeped adding more to it each time. And my daughter has two to three bottles a day. The other thing you can do is put it in her cereal of a morning to get her use to it before putting it in her bottle


  • Best to do it gradually; easiest way to transition.


  • Ok thanks for your help! So make the formula bottle up as usual but tip some out and add cows milk?


  • I started by making my sons milk 3/4 formula and 1/4 cows milk. I gradually changed the ratio to make it more cows milk than formula and that worked well for us :-)


  • I gave my daughter cows milk here and there to transition also.


  • Slowly add cows milk and decrease the formula until you are just giving cows milk


  • I’m pretty sure I started giving my son a little bit of cows milk here and there then gradually less and less formula until cows milk took over.


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