How do I wean from powdered to cow's milk?

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  1. EMYJC

    EMYJC Two boys and unexpected BFP!

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    Bit of a dozy question I know but I am trying to get Lucas onto cow's milk and am wondering when I make the bottle up how do I do it? If a 6 oz bottle e/g and I wanted half and half would I use 3oz water with powdered milk then 3 oz cows or make up 6 oz cows and add 3 scoops powder?? Sorry but I am clueless! x He won't take it currently.
     
  2. bluey

    bluey Mum of 2 boys

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    With Thomas I weaned him over a 3 week period. First week he had 75% formula & 25% cow's milk, 2nd week, 50-50, 3rd week 75% cow's milk & 25% formula, then 4th week 100% cow's milk. To make the bottle add however many oz's water you need & appropriate scoops of formula, then top up with cows milk.
     
  3. EMYJC

    EMYJC Two boys and unexpected BFP!

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    Thankyou and sorry to seem so dumb! :) Congrats on the new pregnancy x
     
  4. xolily

    xolily Well-Known Member

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    i didn't mix the milk at all :shrug: she had formula in morning and at night, i offered cows milk at lunch and dinner.. after a week she was all bottles were cows milk! suppose it does depend if LO likes the taste! x
     
  5. OmarsMum

    OmarsMum Well-Known Member
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    I started my mixing it 50-50 (3 oz of cow milk + 3 scoops of formula in 3 oz of water), then I started reducing the amount of formula until he was drinking cow milk only. Now he drinks it with no problems.
     
  6. dacosta

    dacosta Well-Known Member

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    we gradually reduced the made up formula and gradually increased the cows milk; so we had 7oz of formula and 1 oz of cows milk in the same bottle - then 6oz formula and 2 oz cows milk etc etc. We did this over about two of three weeks to get my lo's little belly used to it then she was on cows milk. she preferred it for a while but now her milk intake is reducing due to full proper meals.
     
  7. future_numan

    future_numan Mommy to 4 girls & 1 boy

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    I have started giving Emily one sippy cup a day with maybe 40z of cows milk in it. I plan on introducing milk a little more each week !
     
  8. sophxx

    sophxx Well-Known Member

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    my hv told us not to mix milk just to try offering it at lunch x
     

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