Your baby will require breast milk or cow’s milk formula as her main drink up to 12 months of age. This is to ensure she receives sufficient calories, protein, calcium and other essential micronutrients. As you plan on returning to work and weaning her off your milk, it is advisable you introduce a follow-on formula until she is at least one. Between 500-600ml of formula per day will be adequate at this stage. Cows’ milk can be introduced into cooking from 6 months of age, however it is not suitable as a drink until after 12 months of age. When you do introduce cow’s milk, use full-cream milk until at least two years of age to ensure sufficient calories and vitamin A to support your child’s needs.
Goats’ milk and sheep’s milk; condensed or evaporated milks; as well as dairy-free alternatives such