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Your ten month old baby - some common concerns which may be of interest to you.
  Why are some children fussier than others? My ten month old baby is proving to be such a fussy eater at this age and I am worried.
  Is my 10 month old baby ready for cow's milk?
  Please explain the importance of prebiotics and probiotics in my baby's diet. Should I be incorporating that into my ten month old baby's meals?
  I see a lot of books and even doctors seem to talk about percentile charts. What are these charts?
  How much sleep do babies generally need? I am curious to know if my ten month old baby is sleeping enough.
  When my ten month old baby has fever, how do I take her temperature and please advise me on the do's and don'ts when a child is has a temperature.
  While it is good to allow older babies to feed themselves, I am at my wits end when I see the mess my ten month old baby creates. Please, is there anything I can do to prevent messiness?
  My ten month old daughter has just started taking her first steps. Should she start wearing shoes, what kind of shoes should I be looking for?
  We are vegetarians. What kind of food is suitable for my baby?
  Is this a good time to introduce fish to my baby? She just turned 10 months old.

Is my 10 month old baby ready for cow's milk?

Not as yet. Babies should not be fed cow's milk before they turn one. This is because cow's milk lack important nutrients such as iron and can negatively interfere with the iron absorption. Also, babies aged below one are not equipped to digest any other type of milk. After your little one turns one, it is safe to introduce whole milk and a sensible idea would be to offer your baby water for hydration purposes. It is important to not go overboard with milk as too much of cow milk can irritate the intestinal tract.

In some countries, milk is packaged according to the fat volume so there are 3%, 2% and 1% milk, with 3% being equivalent to whole milk. Due to obesity being on the rise, 2% milk can be given to younger babies but do not be tempted to give your baby reduced fat or skim milk. The reason being, these 'adult' milk formulas are intended for adults - they contain higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals which can be harmful to children below two years old and furthermore the fats and calories are reduced to amounts not suitable for young children this age. Babies after turning one may drink cow milk and whole milk is the best option.


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