I still have a few months to go, but I was wondering about almond milk for my daughter when she weans from breastmilk. I drink it because I like it, it's got 1/2 the sugar as whole milk, vit E and it's cholesterol free. Anyway, at Liv's 9 mo checkup I mentioned that I drink it and Aaron sometimes drinks it and I was thinking of having Liv drink it at some point. Dr only said "it's good for you" but she didnt respond to my comment about giving Livy any. Right now, my son drinks 2% organic milk. I've read in some places that Almond milk isn't fatty enough to give a 1 yr old. But what if I offer other fatty foods like avocado. I've also read that after a yr they don't necessarily NEED milk, they just need dairy and they can get that from yogurt and cheese. My son was on soy when he was 9 months. Drank that til he was 2, then we put him on whole.
We're not starting the weaning process til Liv hits 12 months. Each week we are cutting out a feeding and I'll let her decide when to cut out the first morning one. So she could be bfing at least once a day til she's 2 for all I care. But I plan on using what I have in the freezer, which is currently about 600 oz. I use 3 oz a day for her sippy cup at dinner time and some for oatmeal in the morning when she wants it. Of course, as she weans we'll use the bm and then when there's only about a month's worth left, I will start doing half and half to transition to something other than bm.
Is anyone's 1 yr old on almond milk? Does it hold the same allergy effects as other nuts? Olivia has had pancakes made with almond milk before and hasn't had any reaction, so I'm thinking if she was deathly allergic, she'd have had a reaction by now, right? There are no nut allergies in the family at all.
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