Its completely up to you. .. personally I wouldn't give cows milk... but some reckon formula is just as bad if not worse...
If it was me I'd let her drink water and still give formula in a sippy cup
Yes you can. To get her belly used to it start by mixing it half and half with water first and then slowly increase milk and decrease water over a small period of time (like 2wks) to help her belly adjust and also find what amount might be too much for a while.
I switched my daughter almost completely to whole milk by 10months just because I was already giving her table food...if the food didn't give her a reaction to the dairy that was in it I figured whole milk was just a plus...I say just let her have the milk, your goin to switch her over soon enough anyway
That's what I was thinking. She has had yogurt and other foods that contain dairy and never had a reaction so I'm thinking it will be ok.
Just wanted to update in case any one else has this problem or is wondering. Her pediatrician FINALLY called me back and gave the ok to start her on whole milk. She said just to make sure she is eating at least 3 meals a day and getting plenty of calories and fluids. She also said to continue the multivitamin with iron as anemia is a common concern when starting cows milk. Thanks for the responses everyone!