Ok, my baby girl is 9.5 months old, and she get between 3-4 bottles a day, depanding on if she wakes during the night for that 4th bottle. Ok so I had pumped my breast milk for her for the first 5 weeks of her life, plus she go formula too because I wasn't getting enough milk out for her. I was perfectly ok with that because she go the breast milk for a little time. After the 5 weeks it got too much for me, so I switched her to just formula. My mother-in-law keeps telling me that when my daughter turns 10 months I should starting giving her an 0.5-1 oz of 1% or 2% cow milk once a day until she is a year old then give her the whole milk that she will need. She did that is my husband, so she thinks it's okay to do so. I can't have whole milk becuase I get sick from it for some reason, and it was even worse when I was pregnant so I don't even know how she is going to be with the whole milk. Me, my little sister, or my mom can not have whole milk because we all get sick from it so I don't know. My daughter's doctor said I won't know until I try it with her. So I'm at a lose here with it all.
I agree. Keep her on formula for a year. I believe they make formula for babies over a year old as well. Whole milk can also cause severe constipation in little ones. Your baby's doctor will have the best answers though. Good luck. <3.
No milk until she is a year, and then very gradually introduce it. My kids got some of the worst diaper rash I have ever seen when I started giving them regular milk. Since you seem to have a family allergy to whole milk, I think I would go with almond milk instead.
However, until you do switch her, be careful of leaving her with your MIL. She sounds like the type to do whatever she thinks is best even though it isn't her child.
Toddlers, after 12 months, should have whole milk, as the milk fat is vital for healthy brain growth. For very good reasons, the American Academy of Pediatrics says formula for the first year is best. Just tell your mom that this_____is what I am comfortable doing.