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allowed milk

My DD is allowed milk now, but i was just wondering how much should she drink a day?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Is she over 12 months? Is that why she's "allowed" milk? Actually, personally, I don't think milk is really ever good for anyone, even though I use some dairy occasionally. I won't let my DS have it until he's at least 2, and then he won't be drinking it by the cupful, it will be some occasional dairy products now and then. There's just a lot of nasty stuff in it, and it's really animal lactation, not made for humans, and it's associated with lots of allergies and ear infections. Sorry, I know that doesn't really answer your question. I guess the point I'm making is, don't just go along with the majority or what the doc says, make your own decisions based on some reading and research. Good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • im interested in this now, i personally hate milk, i never drink it. But her doctor said , she is one now, so no more formula give her whole milk, but if your not doing that with ur son, what do u give him? Do u give him formula still?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Kids need 2 servings of dairy a day max. Either 16oz of milk or if they eat yogurt, cheese, green leafy veggies...a lot less. You can give Soy, almond or rice milk instead. No one NEEDS milk.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:38 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Humans are encouraged to drink milk to get calcium and vitamin D. But cows don't produce those things inside their bodies. They get it from what they eat, and since most dairy cows don't eat grass, cows are fed supplemental calcium and vitamin D. In other words, it's going through them to get to us, when we can get it for ourselves! Some sources even say that milk LEACHES calcium from the bones! Dairy is associated with so many of the common lifestyle issues in our country (obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease....). Also, cows are given hormones and antibiotics that come through their milk, not to mention blood and pus that get mixed in (ok, now I'm grossing myself out!). Here are a few random websites I found, but if you do more research, I think you will find better ones...

    Answer by Adelicious at 10:55 PM on Apr. 7, 2010


    My son is just going on 7 months and is still breastfed, which I plan to keep up. However, I know people who still give formula past age one. I'm not very knowledgeable about that, since I've just planned on breastfeeding. Ironically, most formula is dairy-based....


    Answer by Adelicious at 10:57 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • i gave my kids water after they were done with breastmilk. they get vitamin d from the sun, just like humans are supposed to. they get calcium from green veggies, just like they are supposed to. your body is able to process nutrition better when it comes from whole foods, rather than coming from processed foods that are stripped of nutrition, and then have "nutrients" added to it. the us consumes more dairy than any other country, and still has the highest rates of osteoporosis. check out those websites :)

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 7:58 AM on Apr. 8, 2010

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