What kind of milk do you give your toddler?

Cow's milk, rice milk, soy, milk, goat's?
If cow's milk, what percent?

Just curious. We drink skim in our household but we don't drink much.

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ReneeK3

Asked by ReneeK3 at 1:02 PM on Mar. 12, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • whole cow milk. (almost 2 years old)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • Arent kids only supposed to drink whole milk up to a certain age?
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 1:18 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • Okay I had to look it up. From 1- 2 years of age children should drink whole milk because they are very active and need the fat for energy, growth and brain development.
    So that is what dd will get after she is off of breast milk.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 1:20 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • My kids are all older than 2 ;)
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • We do 2%, my girls are way past the age where they need full fat milk, but they will always need calcium. They drink milk with every meal, and they love cheese. We did keep the twins on full fat milk for a bit longer than 2, I think they were 5 but only because they were premies and need to gain a bit of weight. We don't like the taste of non-fat or 1% so 2% is a good compromise
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 1:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • We recently switched to Organic 2% cows milk. We mainly only use it for cereal, cooking and an occasional glass of strawberry milk. None of us liked rice milk, I don't trust soy. I would like to try goats milk or almond milk. But none of us really "need" milk, beyond mama's milk those first few years.
    TanyaR1024

    Answer by TanyaR1024 at 1:37 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • My daughter drinks rice milk.
    mommy2karsyn

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 1:50 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • I wish I would find organic 2% milk around here.. What store do you buy yours at TanyaR1024?
    I buy regular 2% milk right now, they don't really drink it much, mostly for cereal and me to cook with.. My 12 yr old drinks more than my other 2 put together...
    4x4mum

    Answer by 4x4mum at 2:06 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • My daughter's 3, so she only gets breast milk and water. I don't know if we'll give her anything other than water when she stops breastfeeding.
    lizzeh

    Answer by lizzeh at 2:25 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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  • 2% cow's milk.
    Momtocccd

    Answer by Momtocccd at 2:31 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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