Khadijah - posted on 05/13/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have 15 month old g/g twins and maybe a month after their 1st birthday I made the switch from formula to regular milk. After a little research I decided not to give them cows milk and opted to give them Silk (soy milk).
Two days ago at their 15 month appt we noticed the girls didn't grow as much in height and one of my girls stayed the same and the other grew a little a is now at the same height as her sister (whom she has always been at least a inch behind since birth). Also one of them lost weight and the other only gained an once! I was thinking that was because they are walking/running around now.
Keep in mind my girls are above average in height and weight (90th percentile mainly in height). The my doctor asked me to go back and compare the nutritional facts in Silk vs. the whole cows milk. The cows milk has 8g of fat and the Silk has 4g of fat per serving. There were also a few other differences.
I don't want the milk that I give them to affect their growth, but I also don't want to give them the cows milk.
Today I started mixing one scoop of baby formula in with the soy milk for the fat and vitamins. I will know by the next appointment if it pays off. If not, I may have to eat the expense and buy organic cows milk.
What do you Moms do for added nutrition and vitamins?