At what age can babies switch from breast milk or formula to cow's milk? – Tamika
Infants younger than 1 year old need the nutrients in breast milk or formula. Breastfed
babies over 1 year may continue to nurse, if desired, but you also can start offering
your little one whole milk. But don't give low-fat or nonfat
milk. Most babies need the fat
in whole milk to support normal growth and brain development during the busy
early toddler period.
You can move your baby from breast milk or formula to whole milk by beginning to
replace bottles of
formula with bottles — or sippy cups — of milk. By age 1, your baby should
be eating a variety of other foods as well as drinking about 2–3 cups (480–720
milliliters) of milk each day.
If your baby was put on a soy or hypoallergenic formula for a milk
allergy, talk to the doctor before introducing milk.