Toddler milk vs Cow milk for a 1 year old
I was so looking forward to switching to cow’s milk when Junior turned 1! I won’t have to worry about buying formulae and we’d just carry on using the family milk – we would have to switch to full fat whole milk of course, because of him, but I wasn’t complaining about that!
Now, all my dreams have been shattered…
We switched Junior to cow’s milk about two week ago and immediately I noticed my poor baby was seriously constipated! This is someone who used to go like clock work! First thing in the morning when he woke up and then possibly another one or two while at the nursery. Suddenly, he was going 2-3 days without pooing. And this was with him still drinking water, breastfeeding occasionally and eating loads of fruits and veggies with no other changes to his diet.
The nursery noticed as well especially as you could see him straining and sometimes trying really hard but no luck. Sometimes it was even worse at night when he would cry because he was trying so hard to go! And when he finally did it, my goodness I felt for him! It was SOOO hard! My poor baby!
So with that we’ve decided to switch to the Cow&Gates toddler milk which is still formulae but for kids aged 1-2. I used to wonder who would buy this formula when they could easily save money and go for cow milk, now I know! The plan is to use this at home for another month or so while he still has one bottle of cow milk at nursery. After we have the situation back in check we’ll gradually introduce cow’s milk at home again and take it from there. Fun times!
Fingers crossed, this does the trick…
In other awesome news -I PASSED!!!! With credit for that matter! I’m talking about the online digital marketing diploma which I started when I went on maternity! This thing gave me many sleepless nights, left me questioning myself so much (who sent me message??). But thank God, He saw me through it and I came out with flying colours! It’s a testimony because I honestly wasn’t sure I would pass, let alone get credit. So thankful to God! February is definitely living up to being my favourite month!
So now, you can call me Mrs Tola Omoniyi Dip DigM 🙂
So yeah, this week has been amazing! Let’s pray it stays that way….
You all enjoy the rest of your week!