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Going to switch from regular (cow) milk to powered milk! Good idea or bad?

My df gets paid every other week and my grocery budget is kind of tight, $200/w about. I dont have a vehicle and with 3 kids under 3, taking a cab to the store every other day to get milk can be hard. If I walked them to the nearest gas station milk is over $5 a gallon!!! I usually keep powdered milk on hand just in case and when I did my grocery shopping last week I got the walmart brand, great value. I made some today and it tastes great! The first ever powdered milk that didnt have a gross after taste! I'm thinking of just getting a bunch of boxes to last the two weeks, that way I wont run out! would it matter if I just gave my kids powdered milk, rather than fresh milk?

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SabrenaLeigh

Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 11:09 AM on May. 18, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • 3 kids under 3, I would have to ask the Pediatrician or a nutritionalist. Some milks are not safe for babies and toddlers.
    Kimimale

    Answer by Kimimale at 11:13 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • I can't believe you found one that tastes good, lol! I probably wouldn't I would just buy 2 gallons of milk at the store, but I am odd about food taste, if DH has a car, why can't he take you to the store after work?
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 11:14 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • My df works over the road, in a different state. He's home for 3 days every 2 months:( and 2 gallons of milk last 2 days:( and the milk has the same nutrition in it as the powdered.
    SabrenaLeigh

    Comment by SabrenaLeigh (original poster) at 11:16 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • Good. I am lacotse intolerant and I have been doing that for years........
    geminilove7

    Answer by geminilove7 at 11:18 AM on May. 18, 2011

  • The only concern would be that powdered milk is almost always skim milk and most pediatricians don't recommend having children under 2 drink skim milk because they need the fat content. Otherwise, it is nutritionally identical to the kind you get at the store. I like to keep a box on hand when I cook so that I don't use up my "fresh" milk. That might be one way to help stretch your milk supply & budget. Good luck with this!
    jmpj8107

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 1:54 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • My kids are almost 2 almost 3 and 8 months(he is breastfed)
    SabrenaLeigh

    Comment by SabrenaLeigh (original poster) at 3:45 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Past the age of two, children don't need milk. Water is the only beverage that they need
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:01 AM on May. 19, 2011

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