Growing up milk Vs cows milk

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  1. shortie1990

    shortie1990 Mummy to two under 2 :)

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    What are you going to be doing as your LO approaches 1? I'm assuming growing up milk has better nourishment in it? But what about cows milk isn't that good for teeth and bones? Also cheaper/more convenient?
     
  2. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    The choice is yours reallt but we have kept Harrison on his comfort formula for now (half a tub left) then we have a tub of growing up milk before we attempt him on cows milk x
     
  3. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    MissPiggy Kayson and Bumpy-Sweep

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    we are on cows milk. hv told me it as just eprsonal choice xxxx
     
  5. MilitaryMummy

    MilitaryMummy Mum to Macie Brooke xxx

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    I'm definately leaning more towards cows milk at the moment (more for the money side of things to be honest) but am still open if you know what i mean?
    I'm sorry i cant be more help but i will be stalking your thread lol. xx
     
  6. shortie1990

    shortie1990 Mummy to two under 2 :)

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    I just think formula is just so expensive! And it stinks! (well cow and gate does!)
     
  7. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    We use both. Cow milk during the day & toddlers milk for bedtime. He's picky eater, this is why I give him toddlers milk. When he's off food, I give him toddlers milk only xx
     
  8. going_crazy

    going_crazy Still learning.....!

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    My older girls all went onto cows milk fully at 11months.... all was fine! But my LO has to stay on her formula milk for as long as possible, but she does have cows milk as a drink with breakfast

    I think it's more a personal choice :flow:
     
  9. iceylou

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    i agree with others, its a personal thing. we have nicole on cows milk fully since she was 7mths (hv and gp advice).
     
  10. emsiee

    emsiee Mum of 2

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    I`ll be trying Jess with cows milk in about 4 weeks time. Mainly because its cheaper and she has a good diet without needing the extra nutrients from the Growing Up Milk :flower:
     
  11. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    Aidan was introduced to cows milk at 1 year old. My HV said that the growing up milk has no more nurtional value than cow's milk and it just a way to make more money:shrug: Not sure but Aidan had 3 bottles of cow's milk and cereal. Now he has milk in a cup with his breakfast and just before bed. x
     
  12. shortie1990

    shortie1990 Mummy to two under 2 :)

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    oh right thats interesting, may I be really nosey and ask why? was she not getting on with formula?

    I gave LO a bottle of whole milk on saturday as OH didnt tell me he'd used up all the formula! :dohh: and he seemed fine with it
     
  13. rihanna

    rihanna Well-Known Member

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    I wondered about this too. We have decided to go with cows milk though. H gets enough nutrients from a balanced diet - i hope! So cows milk it is. I have been using it on cerial for a month or 2 and started adding in a oz or so into his bottle and hes not bothered. In fact im more concerned that he doesnt really drink milk any more, for the last 3 weeks or so he only has about 6-8oz a day. Just not intrested!


    P.S my friend little boy was put on cows milk fully at 6months as 'they' said he was gainign too much weight and didnt need the extra calories of formula?!?
     
  14. shortie1990

    shortie1990 Mummy to two under 2 :)

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    I thought the reason they couldnt have cows milk before 1, was because they couldnt digest it properly, not the nurishment value?? or do they just make stuff up as they go along??
     
  15. JaniceT

    JaniceT Mum to a gorgeous boy.

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    I have to stop BFing when LO is around 7 months and have contacted a lactation consultant. She's advices me that the best alternative is fresh cow milk (not powdered or reconstituted). So I'll be letting LO drink that.
     
  16. emsiee

    emsiee Mum of 2

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    I thought that too. Im sure they do make stuff up as they go along :haha:

    Im only giving Jess cows milk at 12 months bang on as we are going on holiday in 3 weeks so want to wait until after that, dont want to use cows milk abroad...otherwise, I would start to introduce it now :flower:
     
  17. KatyKat

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    It's a way off for us, but I went to an HV led session on child nutrition when Izzy was about 8 weeks old and we were told that toddler/growing up milk is a bit of a con. Cows milk is abslutely adequate post 1 year, and the only reason that toddlers would need any of the extra nutrients in toddler/growing up milk is if they weren't being fed a balanced diet?

    For that reason alone I will be moving straight to cows milk.:thumbup:
     
  18. rihanna

    rihanna Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i did too, i thought it was daft to say he didnt need the calories??! wtf? Anyway i dont know them well enough to keep asking questions if you know what i mean so thats as far as my knowledge goes! x
     
  19. BunnyFace

    BunnyFace Mummy

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    Breastmilk for us :thumbup: but if i FF i'd give toddler milk x
     
  20. MrsQ

    MrsQ Mummy to Mikey and bump

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    can i just say that kids dont neeeeed follow on milk per sey. Its more a money making thing from the formula companies.
    xxxx
     

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