My son is turning a year old next week and I would like to know how I can wean him onto whole milk? He is currently drinking 5 ounces of formula 4 times a day plus breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thank you.
You can start by adding 1 ounce of milk to each of his bottles (while subtracting one ounce of formula from it.) The next day add 2 ounces, the next day 3, etc. Basically, over 5-7 days, you can wean him successfully. Watch for gas/constipation; if those occur, talk to your pediatrician about alternatives. Remember to give him plain water during the hot summer (avoid juices as a regular beverage) and limit his milk to 20-24 ounces over 24 hours so he has an appetite for real food!
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