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16/06/2013 at 22:34
I don't get chance to post very often but wondering if anyone knows when prem babies can have cows milk? Is it actual or corrected age? Google gives conflicting info and unfortunately my HV didn't seem to know. We're not seeing consultant for a while either.
Thanks in advance :)
17/06/2013 at 09:13
My son had cows milk at 12 months (9 corrected). HV and consultants were fine with this.
This was 8.5 yrs ago though, so not sure if that is still the case. Hopefully, a more recent preemie Mum will be able to help.
17/06/2013 at 09:55
Most babies can drink cows’ milk from
around 15-18 months. Use full fat cows’
milk and give your child daily Healthy
Start vitamin drops or a children’s
vitamin supplement containing
vitamins A and D until five years of age
(unless you are advised otherwise by
a health professional). Healthy Start
vitamin drops should be available at
low cost from your local baby clinic
and are free to those on benefits
page 17 of Bliss Weaning your premature baby (PDF)
17/06/2013 at 09:58
All ages given in this booklet
are calculated from the
date your baby was born,
no matter how premature
that was (unless otherwise stated).
17/06/2013 at 09:59
S had it at 12 months actual- 10 months corrected. Didn't have any issues. To be honest I didn't think to check! He'd been weaned for ages by then so he'd had lots of dairy etc
17/06/2013 at 20:37
Thank you for your replies!
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