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different milks?

What is better for a 1 year old, whole milk, almond milk or soy? assuming there's no allergies. Are any better or worse then the others?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Whole milk would be best, in my opinion.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 3:32 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Processed milk that's made for infants of another species and loaded w/ hormones and chemicals is never best for any human, especially a baby. Soy has risks too and should be used in moderation. Breast milk is ideal. But if those are your only 3 choices, go almond.

    Answer by jus1jess at 3:35 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • 2% works too!

    Answer by Starfire73 at 3:40 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Why does your child need milk?
    Plant based calcium is nutritionally superior to milk.
    Plant based fats like avocado, tofu (also loaded with calcium) and olive oil are much healthier than animal fats.
    Harvard School of Public Health, on the Consumption of Dairy Products (2005):
    “The recommendation to drink three glasses of low-fat milk or eat three servings of other dairy products per day to prevent osteoporosis is another step in the wrong direction. … Three glasses of low-fat milk add more than 300 calories a day. This is a real issue for the millions of Americans who are trying to control their weight. What's more, millions of Americans are lactose intolerant, and even small amounts of milk or dairy products give them stomachaches, gas, or other problems. cont. reading here:
    BTW, there is good soy and bad soy; soy milk and tofu are good soys

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:40 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • You're so cool, rkoloms =)

    Answer by jus1jess at 3:42 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • There is no risk in soy.

    Whole milk is fine, 2% is okay, too.

    And again....such a credible source as "milksucks"....oh my! How can we NOT believe what is on that site? *rolls eyes*

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • My daughter is personally on rice milk, but only because her tummy couldn't handle whole milk

    Answer by Skye-Angel at 3:47 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • My two year old drinks no milk. Her diet includes dairy. Your choice should depend on what else your child is eating and drinking.

    Answer by apexmommy at 3:58 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • my daughter does whole, but occasionally she drinks 2 % and even soy when she is with her grandma

    Answer by smilelovesmile at 4:22 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Whole milk until age two. There is no evidence that the hormones in cow's milk do any harm. And for god's sake stop obsessing.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

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