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breast milk

Are there any benefits to giving your toddler breast milk instead of regular milk?


Asked by Amber211 at 7:05 PM on May. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Breastmilk changes as a child grows, so that it is perfectly designed for your child.

    "Breast milk continues to provide substantial amounts of key nutrients well beyond the first year of life, especially protein, fat, and most vitamins."
    -- Dewey 2001
    In the second year (12-23 months), 448 mL of breastmilk provides:
    29% of energy requirements
    43% of protein requirements
    36% of calcium requirements
    75% of vitamin A requirements
    76% of folate requirements
    94% of vitamin B12 requirements
    60% of vitamin C requirements
    -- Dewey 2001

    Cow's milk is the breastmilk of a cow and is made for calfs. Yes, humans drink it - including my own children, but it in no way is better than breastmilk. It does provide us with calcium, fat, protien, and Vitamin D - but so do other foods.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 9:11 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • yes it is healthier for them. and some say it makes the babies smarter!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:06 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Yes! Human milk is better for meeting the nutritional needs of baby humans and cow's milk is best for baby cows :-)

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:21 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • The list of benifits is endless.
    Here's some:

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:22 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Yes!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 AM on May. 27, 2010