Milk and eggs???

Kristina - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Is anyone else not introducing milk and eggs to their child's diet until after they are a year old? People look at me strange when I tell them I prefer my son not have foods containing these things.

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Christina - posted on 07/29/2009

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I see nothing wrong with it. I myself didn't introduce it to any of my kids until they were a year old. Now I can't seem to keep milk or eggs in my fridge past a week. It's just your personal preference as a mother.

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Shayla - posted on 08/01/2009

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Kristina,
Good for you. Believe it or not you are giving your son the best gift... health! Dairy- ie cows breast milk was meant for baby cows, not humans!
This is a long post, so I apologize in advance, however this is something I am passionate about!
There is a great site to begin to understand the effects of dairy on our bodies... www.notmilk.com. For a hilarious/sad read, check out what they say about reeses peanut butter cups! Yikes!
I find it so funny when I hear and adult say that "they are lactose intolerant"... I respond by saying... "no, you are weaned!" At a certain point, our bodies stop producing the enzyme needed to digest milk, we were never meant to consume breast milk past the age of weaning. Human breast milk and cow breast milk have the same growth hormone. When we consume dairy in any form, our body says... okay I need to grow. However, most of us have gotten as tall as we are going to get, so our body only has one way to expand… out!!!!
Did you know that in the USA we have some of the highest rates of osteoporosis and broken hip bones in our elderly? So if milk does a body good.. .why is there such a shortage of calcium in our bones?
When we eat animal products they are acidic, this causes an imbalance in our bodies since we are alkaline based. Your body has to change it from acidic to alkaline. In order to do this, it has to neutralize the acid using calcium. There are two places your body can obtain calcium- your bones and your kidneys. The leaching of calcium from your bones causes them to become weak and brittle, also this is the cause of kidney stones. All of this can be avoided by consuming a plant based diet. If the largest mammals in the world can produce strong healthy bodies- elephants, giraffes, zebras, and cows etc. by eating plants, so can we. Besides why get our nutrition second hand when we can get it right from the source, plants?
So I commend you on giving your son the best start possible. There are much better sources for calcium than milk and protein than eggs.
If you are interested and want to know more about nutrition and health, just ask!! I am happy to help.
Shayla

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yes alicia.. i also agree that whole cows milk should not be introduced as a drink rather than formula/breastmilk due to the lack of nutrients :)

Alicia - posted on 07/31/2009

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Oh, yes, Ashely, it is the whites that are the problem (must correct my prior post). Also with milk it isn't so much a worry about allergy so much as nutrition. Docs fear formula/breastmilk will be dropped too early and the babies will be missing out on what are essential nutrients at their age if they are getting cow's milk instead.

Ashley - posted on 07/31/2009

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I believe that they are okay in baked goods. Just plain milk not until one year. Egg yolks are okay. The egg whites are they cause of allergy problems.

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oh my god!! my daughter must be very ill because only last week i made her porridge with whole milk and she is only 10 months.. and she had boiled egg!!! send me to hell where i shall be eternally punnished!!

Alicia - posted on 07/31/2009

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Did the same thing here with waiting for milk and eggs until 1. Actually though, it is the egg yolks that need to be avoided for allergies, so I did some egg whites. I know there are probably some things my son ate that had milk and eggs but I did not think of it until after he ate them!

Carianne - posted on 07/30/2009

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I'm totally with you on that one! I did make an exception though for things that might contain milk or eggs... such as pancakes... things that had milk or eggs cooked in them. I've definitely heard that drinking milk and eating just regular eggs is not recommended until after 12 months. I think sometimes people like to push their kids to do things before they really need to just so they can say "My kid did this way earlier than most kids and he did great!" Personally, I see no need to introduce those foods before the AAP says to.

Regina - posted on 07/30/2009

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You are absolutely right! According to my pediatrician, you shouldn't give them to your child until approx. 1 year old. (i.e. if you are out of formula and it's 2 weeks prior to the 1 year birthday...no biggie). Your child needs time to build up immunity so they don't develop allergies! Who care what anyone else thinks anyway. You are doing what you this is best for your baby! Keep it up girl!!

Nichole - posted on 07/30/2009

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My pediatrician recommended no milk or eggs until 1 year. There is a high incidence of allergies with little ones and their immature immune systems. I gave my little girl scrambled eggs at 10 months before the pedi recommended I not. She did fine with them. The pedi said it also may depend on how each side of the family reacted to them. My husbands side of the family has a long history of milk allergies. We did start our little girl on whole milk at 11.5 months and she's done fine. So I guess it depends on family history, your baby's immune system, your pediatrician, and your choice. Hope this helps a little.

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