Question: Can we give animal milk like cow’s milk to my 6 month old baby?

Answer: It is not advised to give cow’s milk or goat’s milk or any other animal milk to the baby under 1 year. When your baby becomes at least one year old, you can move him/her to cow’s milk. Cow’s milk is not recommended because it’s lower in iron and nutrients, such as vitamin E and has too much of some other minerals, such as sodium and potassium.

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There are high chances to be get infected by the cow’s milk also. However, you can use small amount of cow’s milk in cooking or preparing food for your baby.