(Conflicting Studies Found) When should I give my baby cow's milk as her main drink?

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Wait until your baby is a year old before giving her cow's milk as a main drink.



It's fine to use a little cow's milk in your baby's food once she's started on solids. Yoghurt and mild cheese are also fine to feed your baby from six months. But cow's milk as her main drink will leave her short of important nutrients before she's one year old.



Between six months and a year, your baby needs breastmilk or formula milk as her main drink, together with iron-rich foods, to keep up her supplies of iron. Your baby won't get enough iron if cow's milk is her main drink.



When your baby is a year old, you can give her full-fat cow's milk to drink in a beaker with a soft spout or lidded cup. By then, your baby should be getting most of the iron she needs from her meals. Of course, if you and your baby are happy to

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Cow’s milk may provide low intakes of necessary nutrients and risk to renal solute load for older infants.

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Cow’s Milk vs. Formula for Babies: What Studies Show

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