Can my baby eat Milk

From +6 months

Common allergen:

Cow's milk

Is milk healthy for children?

Before your baby is 1 year old, you shouldn't give milk as a drink. Because milk is very high in protein, serving milk on top of their baby milk (breast milk or formula) might cause the baby's protein levels to be too high and iron too low. Before the first birthday the only drink should be breast milk or formula, and on occasion also water. However, you can use a bit of milk in your cooking. Milk is a good source of calcium and B vitamins, especially B12, which makes milk an important food if you raise your child vegetarian. It contains plenty of other vitamins and minerals and if for that reason a healthy food to give to your child. Cow's milk is a common allergen. If you're unsure about whether your child is allergic or not, start with a small serving and work your way up.

How to serve milk

You can use milk in baked goods or warm dishes. You can also, on occasion make porridge with cow's milk, but make sure to not serve this too frequently. You can replace cow's milk for plant based milk like almond or oat milk to add some variation.

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