Should I start my 11 mo. old on organic whole milk?? Is it worth the cost versus regular whole milk

Melody - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have ebf my 11mo. old daughter and now she eats plenty of solids and drinks whole milk from a cup....I've heard organic whole milk is better than regular whole milk....should I switch? Is the benefit worth the extra cost?

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I think it depends. There was such a demand to get rid of the hormones that many brands won't let their dairy farmers use them. If you can't afford or don't want to buy organic, check the label. It's not required for brands to say that they do use hormones, but the ones that don't say so right on the label.

Monica - posted on 01/01/2010

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My almost 1-yr old son is drinking organic whole milk. Honestly, my husband was the one who insisted we start drinking organic milk about a yr ago for all of the reasons already listed, but I continued buying it because I have found most organic milk is ultra-pasteurized, which means it lasts longer, and personally I think it tastes better.

Breanne - posted on 12/31/2009

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I would think so. Taking out the horomones and the antibiotics is a wonderful thing. I would only give the best to my son. When they're older the "garbage" isn't so concentrated in their little bodies. Organic all the way I say.

Amanda - posted on 12/31/2009

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I not sure how others feel about it but if you can afford it then I would buy it. I think that the regular milk is what is causing many female problems, like PCOS, endomitriosis, and irregular periods, starting as young women. You don't have to take my opinion but that's how I feel. I plan to give my daughter organic after she is done nursing. If you are still nursing you can pump the milk out and give that in a cup till she's like 2.

Selia - posted on 12/31/2009

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Depends! Organic milk means the cows were fed organic feed, which means no synthetic chemicals, and whether that impacts the milk depends on who you ask. Just remember that cow feed isn't washed, so all those pesticides used on inorganic feed are ingested by the cows, and may be passed into their milk. (Just like things in your system may be passed through your breastmilk, but it depends on the substance, so who knows?).

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