Transitioning to Milk at 12 months actual? — The Bump

Transitioning to Milk at 12 months actual?

I have not yet asked my pedi, but when will you transition your preemie to cows milk?  

Re: Transitioning to Milk at 12 months actual?

  • I think it depends a lot on weight, adjusted age, and your pedi's opinion.  I've heard of moms on here who did it at 12 months actual but our pedi insisted we wait until her adjusted birthday...
  • We did it at 12 months actual.  The pedi said it was fine for him to switch.
    Kelly, Mom to Noah 8.27.05 (born at 26 weeks)
  • I have one son who is allergic to milk (read anapylactic *sp?* reaction, not lactose intolerant with loose stools and vomitting) so I will not even try milk until 12 months adjusted and nothing with milk in it including whey, yogurt, etc.
  • We transitioned at 12 months actual, after DS's pedi appointment.  We also went cold turkey.  But I later found out that it wasn't so much cold turkey b/c our DCP had been giving him cornflakes/milk for a little while.  Oh well!
  • I agree that it has a lot to do with where you're preemie is at at 12 months actual, espc in regards to solids. I waited until they were almost 8 months actual (5.5 adj) until I started solids, but they've been doing so well and have been really into them and tolerating them that I think I'll introduce cow's milk at 12 month actual. I'm still hoping to BF some then, too.
  • Our pedi said to do it at 12months actual and she has done great :+)
  • we did at 12 months actual (DS was a 32 weeker).
  • Our pedi recommended waiting until 12 months adjusted so she's still on formula.  She has had cheese and yogurt though.
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