I don't know if they still need the fat from whole milk at that point. Hopefully someone else will have more information!
I think it depends on the kid. For us limited milk is the best option. When he does have it whole milk is the easiest for him to process. The fat is good for him and he's so active that we dont worry about calories.
Normally when they are under 5 they like for them to drop no lower than 2%. It depends on their iron and weight typically and if they have allergies. They say its due to making sure their little bones get plenty of calcium. Not sure if anyone knows this but no matter how much fat you cut back in milk, the sugar does not reduce down.
I think children are typically drinking 2% at 2, but individual cases may vary based on the child!
I personally would do 2 percent or whole unless they have dairy allergies then i would do almond or hemp. I stay away from soy milk at all costs possible due to the naturally occuring estrogen in it.
My 2 year old only drinks water. There are other milks such as almond and coconut. I prefer coconut milk for my kids if I had to choose a milk.
I use 1% for my 3 year old. I think a lot of moms choose whole milk and 2% though.
I agree with staying away from soy milk at all costs because of the estrogen.
Quoting frndlyfn:I personally would do 2 percent or whole unless they have dairy allergies then i would do almond or hemp. I stay away from soy milk at all costs possible due to the naturally occuring estrogen in it.
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