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Follow up to the whole milk question.

If you can't give regular cows milk, what about regular soy milk? And for the moms that say " I will never give my kids cows milk" What will you give them after they are off of formula? Soy milk, or will you just not give them any milk? I thought they still needed milk throughout childhood ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Dec. 15, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you can't give a baby any milk until 12 months. soy or cows.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • Well with children that are lactose intolerant, they can still grow up healthy without cows milk. Even though there is lactose free cows milk out there. I never plan on giving my child cows milk just because soy milk is available, inexpensive, and is calcium fortified. Also orange juice has just as much, if not more calcium, than cows milk.

    Actually, I am even doing a soy based formula if I cannot breast feed. This is all just a personal choice, and has nothing to do with using animal based product or not.

    Answer by girlneffy at 4:44 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • Soy milk is WORSE than cows milk.

    Well I breastfeed..and will continue until my son naturally weans himself...

    If I couldnt breastfeed I would probably give him coconut milk if you are looking for me to give a milk answer...but generally I would just focus on fruits and greens for him. They contain all the nutrients he needs. I would also make sure I fed him avocado as it is fatty and babies and children need much more fat than adults.

    Answer by keyaziz at 5:09 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

  • I'm one that doesn't give her kids cow milk. No one needs cow milk...ever. My kids get soy or rice milk with no problem. You really don't need those either. There are other ways to get calcium and vit D can be gotten from just going out in the sun.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 5:12 PM on Dec. 15, 2008

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