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Babies Encyclopedia:# What is the best milk for my child? Whole milk, lactose free, soy?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 4:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Almond, Rice or Hemp.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I guess it really depends. We use Whole Milk from what I am told that is best because it has all the good fats to help the brain to develop but I am sure the others are good too for children allergic to lactose and everything.
    Charlibabe

    Answer by Charlibabe at 4:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • If they are lactose intolerant, I think Lactaid is the best to use..thats what my son was on until he was about 4/5 when he outgrew his intolerance. Other than that, as long as your child can tolerate it, I think that whole milk is the best milk to use up unti labout the age of 5 and then to switch to a 2% or 1% milk.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 4:46 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I think it really depends on the age of the child. Birth to a year breast milk is best. After a year whole milk due to the fat content needed to support baby's growth
    SusanReeves

    Answer by SusanReeves at 4:49 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Breastmilk. Even after a year, breastmilk is better than whole milk.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 5:02 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Human milk for as long as possible.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 5:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • The best milk for my baby is my breastmilk!
    science_spot

    Answer by science_spot at 5:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • When I introduced milk to my daughter I gave her Whole Milk to this day (21 months) she LOVES it.
    cynprz

    Answer by cynprz at 5:30 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • of course breast milk is best. if however you can't breastfeed i suggest enfamil premium lipil. then if your baby is over a year old whole milk.
    xavierlogan09

    Answer by xavierlogan09 at 5:33 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • For ages 0-12 months either breast milk or formula. After 1 yr they recommend at least from 1 yr to 2 yrs that you give your child whole milk. I always started with 2% since it was less fattening then whole milk.
    itsallabtthem84

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 5:36 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

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