Did you know that experts recommend transitioning babies from formula to cow’s milk when they are 12 months old. You may be wondering why wait until 12 months? Well, babies cannot digest cow’s milk as easily as breast milk. Cow’s milk has a high amount of protein and minerals- this can be difficult on a baby’s kidneys and digestive system. Once a baby is 12 months he/she should be able to digest cow’s milk easily.
How much milk should a 12 month old drink? “According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), most kids will get enough calcium and vitamin D if they drink 16 to 20 ounces (2 to 2 1/2 cups) of cow’s milk a day. Offer 1-year-olds whole milk…” (babycenter.com)
To read more about transitioning from formula to cow’s milk here are some articles I found: