Supplementing With Cow’s Milk

Jul 04, 2011 No Comments by

Cow’s milk is a great drink for little cows and older humans, but it just doesn’t have the right mix of nutrients for human babies. It contains more salt (much more) and protein than breast milk or commercial formula, and these excesses put a strain on young kidneys. It is also lacking in iron.

The composition of Cow’s milk varies from that of breast milk (and formula) in a variety of other ways, too. In addition, it causes mild intestinal bleeding in a small percentage of infants.

Though the blood lost in stool is generally not visible to the naked eye, the bleeding is significant because it lead to anemia.

So if you’re planning to supplement, use either expressed breast milk or a formula recommended by the doctor—until your baby is a year old.

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