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what kind of milk do you give your child?

My 3 year old drinks cow's milk. I usually get fat free & we both drink it. My DH got some rice milk & it says not to give to children under 5 without asking a Dr first. Anyone know why?

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Ashlynnsmommy07

Asked by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:46 PM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • 2% cow's milk.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 12:47 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Not sure, but when my family was on a casein free diet my little ones drank rice milk with no problems. We went back to regular dairy and drink skim cow's milk.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 12:47 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • My son's Dr. said only vitamin D whole milk because he needed the fat from it...
    shortleo

    Answer by shortleo at 12:48 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I don't know why you couldnt give rice milk..weird! I give my dd organic 2% cows milk, sometimes we have soy milk..i like vanilla flavored.
    ria7

    Answer by ria7 at 12:48 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I'm not sure why it would say that? Maybe a potential food allergy?

    My children drink the 2% cow's milk as given by WIC.

    I drink the Lactaid because I'm lactose intolerant but I also drink 2%.
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 12:49 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Our pediatrician said whole milk until age 2, then 2% after that. He said NO ONE over age 2 needs whole milk. I'm not sure I totally agree with that NO ONE part. But, we all drink 2% anyway.
    plclemo

    Answer by plclemo at 12:49 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Right now breastmilk.
    SultryLadyBug

    Answer by SultryLadyBug at 12:51 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • http://www.anyqa.com/Alternative-Medicine/1295-amqna.html
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 12:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • 2% cow's milk and not that we need it or anything and it's really expensive but Soy milk is really good to and my dd loves it
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 12:52 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • We always bought fat free- now that my son is in college, he buys whole milk. He actually said to me, "mom where was this milk, all of my life?"

    My daughter, husband and i really do not drink milk.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:53 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

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