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Switching to whole milk

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Tue, Dec 25, 01 at 14:48

My pediatrician just advised me to switch my 1 y/o DS from formula to whole milk. He seems to like it okay, but he now has diarrhea. Was just wondering if this is common among children not quite ready for whole milk or if he has caught a bug from somewhere.


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RE: Switching to whole milk

It could be either really. I can't exactly remember back to when we switched our son but I would consider it normal for it to take a while for your babie's body to except the change. It was the same when we had to switch formulas and things so I would consider it normal. I think some kids end up with consipation when they switch to whole milk. Just be sure you're giving your son some other fluids and things to keep him hydrated. There are bugs going around so watch for other symtoms. Either way, it should clear up within a week or less. If not, call your doctor. Your son may be lactose intolerant or something.


RE: Switching to whole milk

I was advised to transition slowly. Continue formula and give 1 cup of milk a day to start and each week substitute milk for the formula.
It worked great for us.

RE: Switching to whole milk

you can mix formula and milk together
maybe try 2 oz milk and 4 oz formula and then gradually increase milk and decrease formula

RE: Switching to whole milk

I mixed breastmilk and/or formula with 1/2 milk and gradually increased the milk percentage until my DD was on milk totally.


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