Can you feed pasteurized cow milk to babies under 1 year?
Updated: Aug 21
Motherhood is a blessing, but is sure is a lot of responsible work as well. Even if you have people to help you with your child, it is a round the clock work to be a nurturing parent. Often when it comes to making nutritional decisions for your child, it becomes a dilemma to select the best option for your new born child.
One of the most intimidating questions that we get from new moms is “Can I feed pasteurized cow milk to my baby who is less than a year old?”.
Ideally, experts advise that babies below 12 months should be exclusively breastfed with Milk as it contains all the vital nutrients and minerals that are required for the child.
Packaged milk can be introduced into your child’s diet as you start to wean him or her off breast milk diet around ten to twelve months.
With so many varieties of milk available, which is the best type of milk for my baby?
It can often be hazy and confusing to choose from so many milk variants available in the market. Before transitioning to any other form of milk, it is very important to consult your pediatrician.
A child’s digestive tract is sensitive and so experts recommend including pasteurized cow’s milk in their diet as it provides essential nutrients like essential protein, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B12 and B2 (riboflavin) and is also easier to digest compared to buffalo milk.
Every Child is unique, so you must consult your child nutrition specialist and try which Milk suits your Child and which doesn't and then make an informed decision