Can an eight month old baby drink whole milk?

Answer On One Hand: Milk is too difficult to digest at eight monthsKidsHealth recommends waiting until your baby has reached 12 months of age before introducing whole milk. Before then, the baby's digesti... Read More »

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Can an 8 month old drink whole milk?

It is suggested not to give a baby cows milk until 12 months. Milk is hard for the baby's body to digest.

Can you give a seven-month-old baby whole milk?

A 7-month-old should drink only breast milk or formula. A baby's digestive system cannot digest cow's milk proteins and may have an allergic reaction. Milk contains nutrients that can be hard on a ... Read More »

How do I teach a baby to drink whole milk?

Mix the milk with formula or breast milk, gradually changing the ratios, until the baby is accustomed to the taste of the whole milk. Start with 75 percent formula and 25 percent whole milk. After ... Read More »

What can happen if your 8 month old baby drinks whole milk?

Some babies do not digest cow's milk well, and may get a digestive upset. This may be colic, or diarrhea. Other babies do fine. Whole milk is the same as 2% milk, it just contains a higher amount o... Read More »