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Question for moms who formula fed **UPDATE**
by prp2014
January 23, 2013 at 8:08 PM

When did you stop giving your child formula? My son will be 13 months on feb. 7. but he is still on formula because regular milk hurts his stomach and he can't keep it down. My daughter is on a toddler formula and when we tried him on it he didn't like it. So I was just wondering how long other infants were on formula.

My sons doctor said to wait about a month and then try him on the toddler formula again. He says that he just may not be ready for milk yet and to try it later.

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  • sadiebug1228
    January 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM
    I switched my son at 11 months well started transitioning him he was fully on milk at 12 months. Did u add milk to his formula first? Or go straight to milk?
  • bc19
    by bc19
    January 23, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    My son was off formula at 11 months.

  • Luvmy2babies22
    January 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    My DD was about 14 months.  I stopped formula when I took the bottles away.  My son was probably somewhere around 16-18 months.  There's nothing magical about cow's milk.  The formula will provide nutrients while he's starting to eat more and more table food.  He can get calcium from yogurt, cheeses, etc.  He can get fats from those things too (make sure it's not low fat or fat free cheeses and yogurts).

  • aimesnyc
    January 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM



    Quoting sadiebug1228:

    I switched my son at 11 months well started transitioning him he was fully on milk at 12 months. Did u add milk to his formula first? Or go straight to milk?

  • kjbugsmom1517
    January 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM
    We switched both my girls at about 11 months by adding milk to the formula till the formula was gone and they were on milk.
  • prp2014
    by prp2014
    January 23, 2013 at 8:18 PM

     

    I started by gradually adding more and more milk each day to his bottles. But after a few days it upset his stomach each time.

    Quoting sadiebug1228:

    I switched my son at 11 months well started transitioning him he was fully on milk at 12 months. Did u add milk to his formula first? Or go straight to milk?


     

  • sadiebug1228
    January 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM
    Did u try soy milk? He might have a sensitivity to cows milk.

    Quoting prp2014:

     


    I started by gradually adding more and more milk each day to his bottles. But after a few days it upset his stomach each time.


    Quoting sadiebug1228:

    I switched my son at 11 months well started transitioning him he was fully on milk at 12 months. Did u add milk to his formula first? Or go straight to milk?



     

  • rmgriffberg
    January 23, 2013 at 8:23 PM

     my son was 12 months when we started doing 50/50 (50% whole milk 50% formula) if he isnt able to drink milk with it upseting his tummy you may want to talk to dr about it...he could have a sensativity to it

     

  • WillVon
    by WillVon
    January 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM
    11 months, no more formula.
  • corrinacs
    January 23, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    My son is 14 months and still on formula too.  He has weight issues, so many food allergies to count, and food aversions/sensitivities.  He drinks his milk so for now that's the way it will stay.  We did graduate him to Similac Go and Grow, which is the toddler based formula related to thier infant formula.  So far that's been good for him, but I'm not too happy about the few calories in it.

    We are visiting an allergiest, immunologist and now a feeding specialist/gastrointerologist about his issues.  If his weight doesn't improve by his feb. 12 visit, they are going to order an endoscopy on him.......I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that just yet so trying everything I can to prevent it.

    We are working up to sippy cups, but he's been slow at eating/feeding anyway.  He will take warm water and sometimes milk.....but most times he just plays with it.

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