Which milk can be given to the baby when you start weaning ?

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As I had mentioned here , I exclusively breastfed my baby until she was six months old. I started with liquids,purées, mashed foods; progressed to semi solids and now at her 11 months , she has solid foods like small pieces of chappati,eggs etc.

Read : food chart for six month old baby

Though I resumed my job when she was 3 and a half months old, I was determined to give her breast milk only ! NO Other milk, not even in porridges or purees . When she reached the second week of eleventh month, I decided to start weaning as she kept waking up for frequent night feeds and sleeplessness started affecting my health.

I went to her paediatrician , and sought his help. He asked me to start weaning for the daytime first, and then night.

As per him, buffalo milk diluted with cooled boiled water in the ration of 1:4 could be given to her instead of BM. Babies need whole fat milk , not toned / lower fat varieties as they require higher calories and fat for the initial years of their growth and development .

Buffalo milk is rich in Vitamin A, has higher protein efficiency and more iron, calcium and phosphorous. Buffalo milk should be fresh and possibly bought from tabela (dairy farm). I started getting fresh milk in the morning from a near by tabela where the buffaloes are mainly grass-fed. Now I use  buffalo milk in her milk shakes, porridges and even /as her main drink.

Read :  How to give juices to baby ?

Cow’s milk should not be introduced as baby’s main drink until one year as it could trigger allergy in babies. If your baby is colic , better to avoid using cow’s milk in baby foods too until he/she is 1 year old.

While travelling with baby , you can make use of the tetra pack cow’s milk / buffalo milk as its safe, handy and could be used w/o boiling.

How about the milk for your baby? Do share with us.

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Sangeetha is the owner of Bumps n Baby and a super cool mom of a 4 year old princess. Her life revolves around laptop and kitchen these days as she is mastering the art of multi-tasking.

18 Comments

  1. Hi sangeetha ,

    My baby is now 12.5 month old I introduced her cow milk 75ml as she completed her first birthday for four days but she had little loose motion n her potty colour was green. I gave her Amul packet milk. What should I do.Doc told me not to giv her directly milk …infact give porridges like rating milk ,rice milk ,daliya milk etc….am confused now ..pls suggest

  2. My baby is now 12.5 month old I introduced her cow milk 75ml as she completed her first birthday for four days but she had little loose motion n her potty colour was green. I gave her Amul packet milk. What should I do.Doc told me not to giv her directly milk …infact give porridges like rating milk ,rice milk ,daliya milk etc….am confused now ..pls suggest

  3. Hi man, my baby is just completed 9 months but her weight is not gain. She is still 6.9kg. I m working mother but my motherinlaw and maid give her every 3 hours home made food. But still weight is not gaining. She is active also.

  4. Hi Sangeetha

    My Kid is five years old and we have recently switched to Buffalo Milk. After using this milk, my kid had vomitings.. Is this related ?

  5. Hi Sangeetha,
    my son is 7 month old now and my mother in law is insisting to introduce buffalo milk to him…. is it safe???… and if I give him tell me how to dilute it????….. plzz help

  6. Hi Sangeetha,

    This blog is really awesome for every moms!!! I just love it insisting my friends (New moms) to go through this site without fail. Great Job!!!

    My Query :
    am planning to start whole cream milk for my 13 month old baby. could you pls let me know the ratio of water to be added to the milk. also i read somewhere milk may lose some of its nutrients when more water is added to it is it true????

    Thanks!!!

    • Hi
      My baby is now 12.5 month old I introduced her cow milk 75ml as she completed her first birthday for four days but she had little loose motion n her potty colour was green. I gave her Amul packet milk. What should I do.
      Doc told me to giv her directly milk …infact give roti milk ,rice milk ,daliya milk etc….am confused now ..pls suggest

  7. Dear sangeetha, hope you and your famuly is doing well.my kisses to anshika.my query s regarding that here in uae we are getting full fat milk.not sure from which animal.bt hopefully its cow milk.i started giving cow milk now she is one year.my pead recomd me to gve formmula milk also.so is it good i cud hav gven both formula and normal milk.or one milk at one day.pls guide me.by rose

  8. Hey Sangeetha,
    I am currently in the in the phase of trying to wean my 1.5 yr old son. Unfortunately we don’t have Buffalo milk available here. I used to bottle feed him cows milk and he used to drink it at least once or twice a day… But then now he has cold and cough and was advised by many that cows milk is not to be given during cold. Is it true?
    I now give him pediasure and he doesn’t like it much..I have to keep nagging him to drink..

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