When a baby is born, it brings joy to every family. Angels from heaven, they are a blessing to the home.
Did you know that giving your child cow's milk before the age of one year is a big no-no?
Cow's milk includes a high concentration of minerals and proteins, which can cause severe ailments in newborns such as fever, heat stress, and diarrhea. The milk might also put a strain on the undeveloped kidneys of the newborn.
Most parents look forward to their child's birthday and planning a party for friends and family. When a baby reaches the age of one year, parents begin to introduce cow's milk to their infants.
It is incorrect for a mother to cease breastfeeding her infant after three months because the baby's organs are still undeveloped and the nutrients in cow's milk are insufficient. Many women would choose to breastfeed and continue after a year, while others may use cow's milk as a substitute.
Why wait a year?
It's tempting to start giving your baby cow's milk before he or she turns one year old so that you can get on with your regular routine. Breast milk is the greatest option for babies since it contains iron, vitamin C, and other minerals that aren't usually present in cow's milk.
By the time your kid turns one, you'll be able to compensate for the nutrients you've lost by eating a well-balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy.
Consequences of giving cow's milk to small children
If your family has a history of food allergies, the baby may develop allergies, but if there isn't, you can switch to cow's milk in the form of yoghurt and cheese after 6 months. In the first week after switching, keep a watch on your infant and see whether he or she has excess gas, vomiting, skin rashes, or diarrhea.
Always keep an eye on your baby's poop or bowel motions to see what happens. You can contact your child's pediatrician if you have any questions.
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