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Unsweetened almond milk

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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When would you introduce it to an ebf baby? Joy is 9.5mos old. She like water in her sippy and eat baby food maybe once a day. She eats finger foods pretty well too.
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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Not to a baby that young. Breastmilk should be her primary food for at least 12 months. Almond milk has very little fat which is important for a developing baby.

TrentsMom84
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

This.  Almond milk provides a little protein and vitamins a and d, that's it.

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Not to a baby that young. Breastmilk should be her primary food for at least 12 months. Almond milk has very little fat which is important for a developing baby.


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MaryJarrett
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Nope, I sure wouldn't.
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Hera will get it when she starts eating bfast cereal. That's the only time we ever have milk
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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Just re-read your post and saw you asked when... I started giving DS1 coconut and almond milk on occasion around 12 months but with what I know now, DS2 won't be getting any until closer to 18 months or more, and not on a daily basis.

hapababies
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM
I mostly stuck with water unit expressed bm until they were a year. We also drink unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened coconut milk.
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2forKaty
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Okay thanks! :0) I just know people introduce cows milk at this age but I don't want to start her with that and seeing as how it's from nuts I wasn't sure in that regard either. So I will stick with water until she is between 12 & 18 months. My other kids drink cows milk except when dd wants chocolate milk I give her dark chocolate almond milk. Even so we only go through maybe 1 gallon a week for the 3 of us (ds gets it in his Cheerios and i mix it with my baileys and kahlua lol) I am going to try and pour almond milk on DSs honey but Cheerios and see if he notices a differene. Lol

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Just re-read your post and saw you asked when... I started giving DS1 coconut and almond milk on occasion around 12 months but with what I know now, DS2 won't be getting any until closer to 18 months or more, and not on a daily basis.

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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Yeah the cow's milk thing around 12 months is really just because that's when most people wean off formula. Breastfed babies are perfectly fine with just mommy's milk :)

Quoting 2forKaty:

Okay thanks! :0) I just know people introduce cows milk at this age but I don't want to start her with that and seeing as how it's from nuts I wasn't sure in that regard either. So I will stick with water until she is between 12 & 18 months. My other kids drink cows milk except when dd wants chocolate milk I give her dark chocolate almond milk. Even so we only go through maybe 1 gallon a week for the 3 of us (ds gets it in his Cheerios and i mix it with my baileys and kahlua lol) I am going to try and pour almond milk on DSs honey but Cheerios and see if he notices a differene. Lol

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Just re-read your post and saw you asked when... I started giving DS1 coconut and almond milk on occasion around 12 months but with what I know now, DS2 won't be getting any until closer to 18 months or more, and not on a daily basis.


jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM
This. Baby brains need animal fat (read: breast milk fat) for two years, from what I understand. If you're planning on nursing passed a year, don't worry about milk at all, mommy's milk doesn't need to be supplemented. After two years/self weaning milk is not necessary at all and should not be relied on for nutrition.

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Yeah the cow's milk thing around 12 months is really just because that's when most people wean off formula. Breastfed babies are perfectly fine with just mommy's milk :)

Quoting 2forKaty:

Okay thanks! :0) I just know people introduce cows milk at this age but I don't want to start her with that and seeing as how it's from nuts I wasn't sure in that regard either. So I will stick with water until she is between 12 & 18 months. My other kids drink cows milk except when dd wants chocolate milk I give her dark chocolate almond milk. Even so we only go through maybe 1 gallon a week for the 3 of us (ds gets it in his Cheerios and i mix it with my baileys and kahlua lol) I am going to try and pour almond milk on DSs honey but Cheerios and see if he notices a differene. Lol



Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Just re-read your post and saw you asked when... I started giving DS1 coconut and almond milk on occasion around 12 months but with what I know now, DS2 won't be getting any until closer to 18 months or more, and not on a daily basis.


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2forKaty
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM
That's kind of what I figured the reasoning for that was.

Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Yeah the cow's milk thing around 12 months is really just because that's when most people wean off formula. Breastfed babies are perfectly fine with just mommy's milk :)

Quoting 2forKaty:

Okay thanks! :0) I just know people introduce cows milk at this age but I don't want to start her with that and seeing as how it's from nuts I wasn't sure in that regard either. So I will stick with water until she is between 12 & 18 months. My other kids drink cows milk except when dd wants chocolate milk I give her dark chocolate almond milk. Even so we only go through maybe 1 gallon a week for the 3 of us (ds gets it in his Cheerios and i mix it with my baileys and kahlua lol) I am going to try and pour almond milk on DSs honey but Cheerios and see if he notices a differene. Lol



Quoting Mrs.Salz:

Just re-read your post and saw you asked when... I started giving DS1 coconut and almond milk on occasion around 12 months but with what I know now, DS2 won't be getting any until closer to 18 months or more, and not on a daily basis.


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