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Drinking whole milk
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sindee85 posted:
How does it effect an eight month old if he is drinking whole milk instead of formula?
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scperdomo7 responded:
An 8 month old should be getting at LEAST 50-75% of his diet from formula or breast milk and 25-50% from table food/baby food/cereal, etc. Now those are minimums. Really, an 8 month old should still be getting the majority of his diet from formula or breast milk.

Whole cow's milk is not nutritionally complete for a child that young. Not getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals that an 8 month old gets through formula for breast milk could results in low weight, or a deficiency in key nutrients.


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