Substitutions for not drinking milk for toddlers

Petra - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi, just got back from 15 months visit with my twins and the doctor was shocked they are not drinking milk. I do not want to give them milk yet, especially when one of them started to get eczema....oh and I am still BF twice a day.they have fatty yoghurt, sour cream, buttermilk or cheese every day. I am not sure about milk issue right now, I don't think they need it because of D vitamin. They add this vitamin after pasterization synthetically anyway because most "natural" vitamins is killed this way. Any experiences, suggestions for food substitutions? Thank you

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Crystal - posted on 08/16/2011

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Personally, I like Rice milk, but I noticed the other day it says to consult a doctor for children under five, which I don't know why? It doesn't have the necessary fat, i'm sure. Anyway, I believe you are doing good with fatty yoghurt, sour cream and cheese.
You may want to investigate farm fresh milk or raw milk. I don't know a lot about it yet, but Jordan Rubin talks a lot about the benefits of eating in the raw; of course this is considered hazardous, so you'll want to do the research!! http://www.jordanrubin.com or http://www.gardenoflife.com
I'm just learning, so I dont know much, but I hope this helps!

Kellie - posted on 08/04/2011

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I found this for you to have a look at:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2...

This is from it:
"Soy is also a good alternative
Soy foods are lactose free and a good substitute for milk or milk products if fortified with calcium. Soymilk, but check that it is calcium fortified."

It's a good read and should tell you what you need to know and ideas on substitutions.

This is why milk is good:
"Milk contains many different nutrients
Milk and milk products contain a good balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate and are a very important source of essential nutrients including:
Calcium
Riboflavin
Phosphorous
Vitamins A, D and B12
Pantothenic acid.
Milk products also contain ‘high quality proteins’ that are well suited to human needs. Milk proteins increase the value of poorer quality cereal and vegetable proteins in the diet by providing the amino acids these proteins lack."
However we can't all have it, just make sure you bubba's are getting enough calcium :D

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