A New Parent’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby

feeding your babyDon’t start cow’s milk too soon.

To help prevent allergic reactions, iron-deficiency anemia and digestive disorders associated with cow’s milk, wait to introduce your baby to cow’s milk products until after he is 1 year old. After his first birthday, if you’ve been feeding your baby a balanced diet of solid foods, you may start offering small amounts of whole vitamin D milk or yogurt. (You may want to try offering it to him in a sippy cup to begin weaning him from bottles around this time.) If he responds well, you can gradually work up to 32 ounces a day. After age 2, consider switching to lowfat or nonfat.