Did you start right at the 12 mos mark? Did you stick with the bottle at first or move to a sippy?
And how often a day?
We have been giving DD 2 oz. milk in her morning/nighttime bottles. She will only drink it if it's warmed up. I plan to slowly up the milk ounces until it replaces the formula, then will gradually take away the bottle.
I don't really anticipate this happening right at her one year mark but gradually over a few months. I hope to have the bottle gone by summer.
My LO just turned 1 this past Monday, and I started the transition about 3 weeks ago.
I did gradually. I started by adding 2 oz at a time of WM and decreasing formula, until it was a full bottle of WM only. He did really well with the transition.
nwagner1:At my DD's 9 month appt, the dr told me to start transitioning her now. He believes a slow gradual transition is better for them. This way their stomachs can get used to the whole milk. So now that she is 10 months I have been trying to give her a little a day so I can replace one bottle with the milk. So far she doesn't like it.
This. We started at 10 months as well, simply because he got pneumonia & RSV right after his 9 month check-up and I wanted him to be in a healthy state before the transition, so his body didn't have to deal with the change. Pedi said he wanted a slow transition of 1-2 ounces more a week. He was on Similac Sensitive formula, and the pedi said it should be okay to do whole milk. So we did, but once we started trying any more then 2 ounces of whole milk to 6 ounces formula, his belly would bloat up and he would scream constantly during the night because of gas. We figured that he has lactose sensitivity, like his daddy, and switched to lactaid. He now just gets the lactaid whole milk, but also gets one bottle of almond or rice milk because the whole milk constipates him. Pedi said it's okay to be doing all whole milk since he is a good eater and eats a variety of foods.