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  1. imace

    imace Guest

    If this doesn't belong here then please move it! I just honestly wasn't sure where to put it! :wacko:

    Lily is just over a year old and only has one 9oz bottle before bed. She is on Aptamil First Milk (the normal blue one). I never bothered with Follow On Milk.

    Do I put her on the Growing Up Milk, or cows milk? And when should I start??

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  2. jackiea85

    jackiea85 Mum of 2 boys

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    I put Joseph on to cow's milk at 1, but it depends if you think your LO would benefit from the extra nutrients etc in growing up milk :flower: x
     
  3. Siyren

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    we use both.
    lyssa was really didnt like cows milk to begin with, so now a days if she has a bottle (which isn't often) we use cow and gate growing up milk in it.
    and we offer cows milk with breakfast and her afternoon snack. x
     
  4. JessdueJan

    JessdueJan Well-Known Member

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    We use cows milk, started just before his first birthday, he has a bottle before breakfast and a bottle before bed :)
     
  5. Emz1982_in_uk

    Emz1982_in_uk Mummy to Dino & BaBa

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    We switched to cow's milk a day after LO's first bday. Took to it straight away and he has a beaker throughout the day and a bottle before bed. I make sure he has a varied diet so he's getting lots of nutrients x
     
  6. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Well-Known Member

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    Cows milk is cheaper and easier to prepare. Growing up milk has a few extra nutrients.

    Unless your LO has a limited diet, I'd go with cows milk every time.
     
  7. imace

    imace Guest

    I think I'll stick with the Growing Up Milk. Lily does eat well but she has off days where all she will eat is bread and rice cakes! Then at least I don't need to worry about her lacking in anything.

    Thanks girlies :)
     
  8. OmarsMum

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    We were using both, but Omar is soo fusys when it comes to eating & drinking his bottles, so we are using toddlers milk most of the time (1-2 bottles)
     
  9. Lyndz

    Lyndz Bella's Mummy

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    This was my concern when switching the milk, Bella is generally a good eater but sometimes will have days where she hardly touches anything, then others when she eats like a pig!

    I use follow on milk as her bedtime milk and over the next week or so i'm going to start offering cows milk during the day.
     
  10. Koobie1982

    Koobie1982 Well-Known Member

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    We have used full fat cows milk since B was 1, I read an article a while ago that you only need to use the follow on milk to suppliment a childs diet, as long as they eat well, cows milk has all the nutrients they need
     
  11. Kelz22

    Kelz22 Well-Known Member

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    Can you give LO semi skimmed cows milk or does it have to be full fat milk?Sorry to highjack the thread lol.xxx
     
  12. Koobie1982

    Koobie1982 Well-Known Member

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    Full fat as semi and skimmed have a lot of the goodness taken out
     
  13. Kelz22

    Kelz22 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :) xxx
     
  14. imace

    imace Guest

    I think that's what I will end up doing. Offering her cows milk with breakfast maybe, and sticking with the growing up milk at bedtime. :thumbup:
     
  15. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    Cows milk from about 11 months.

    Honestly i think growing up milk is a con and it tastes like the milk you get at the bottom of cereal so really sweet which i dont get.
     
  16. bubbles123

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    I'm not 100% sure yet as Lo is not keen on cows milk, I've tried to mix it with formula on his cereal and he's having none of it. I will try to mix half and half to wean him off formula soon though and see if I have any more luck. I personally would want to continue to give him some sort of vitamin supplement when he's one if he just had cows milk, so the choice is cows milk and a supplement (if he'll drink it) or growing up milk. I think the best solution might be cows milk in the morning and growing up milk at night, then I won't have to bother about getting him to take a vitamin supplement.
     

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