What is the best milk for one year old child?

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Lisa - posted on 05/11/2009

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Vitamin D milk is the best for a 1 year old. It has the fat in it they need and is alot more nitritiuos than the others.

Mitzi - posted on 05/12/2009

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I gave both my baby's whole milk right before they turned a year old...They were getting the vitamins they needed from other sources, such as vegetables and juice...They were both very healthy babies....They do need the fat in whole milk so I wouldn't give them skim or 2% milk...You may want to ask a pediatrician what the best for your one year old is just to be sure.

Nancy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Our daughter drank organic whole milk with DHA Omega-3 (we used Horizons brand). There's a question of why you would add something to "organic" milk, but the DHA is supposed to be good for brain development. When she turned two, we stayed with organic with DHA, only switched to 2%.

Tricia - posted on 12/19/2011

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Breast milk! Children under 2 should have full fat milk.

Tara - posted on 05/12/2009

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Quoting Melody:

ORGANIC MILK


Personally...the best milk I would recommend is raw organic unpasturized milk.



Take a look at the Weston A. Price foundation:  http://www.westonaprice.org/



 



If you do not have access to raw organic milk, ORGANIC WHOLE MILK is the best milk you could possibly give your baby.



 



In conventional regular milk.....the milk has a hormone in it called rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). 



 



"The hormone in question is genetically-engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH).  Injections of rBGH (sold under the brand name Posilac®) induce higher milk production in dairy cows, but critics warn of potential health risks to both cows and humans."



 



"Bovine growth hormone is banned in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The European Union has maintained its moratorium on the use of rBGH and milk products from BST-treated cows are not sold in countries within the Union. Canada has also so far resisted pressure from the United States and the biotechnology lobby to approve the use of rBGH commercially. In light of the serious concerns about the safety of human consumption of milk from BST-treated cows consumers must maintain their vigilance to ensure that European and Canadian governments continue to resist the pressure to approve rBGH and that the FDA in the United States moves immediately to ban rBGH-milk or at least allow its labeling so that consumers can protect themselves against the very real cancer risks posed by IGF-1. "



 



From here:  http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/rBGH.htm

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Amanda - posted on 05/11/2009

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Well the best would be breast milk but if you aren't breastfeeding WIC and pediatricians agree with Whole Milk because it has more nutrients. The baby should stay on this milk until they are 2 years old and then switch them to 2% but only if your child is ready.

Jayne - posted on 05/11/2009

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The only suitable milk for a baby or child is breast milk. period. With that said, if a child has to have milk (no child does, that is just a big ad campaign by the American Dairy Association), raw goat's milk is best, then pasturized goat's milk, Stay away from regular milk and visit the Weston A Price foundation website. good luck

Jessica - posted on 05/11/2009

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A lot of people choose to go organic...if anything, whole milk for sure! They still need the extra fat!

Holly - posted on 05/11/2009

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Kids at this age need the fat because their brains are still developing. Whole milk is one of the best ways for them to get this. If you are finding he is not sleeping during the night, you can try mixing the milk with the formula. I did that for awhile while my children got adjusted to milk.

Traci - posted on 05/10/2009

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Use whole milk with Vit-D, All the others DO NOT have enough vitamins & minerals to maintain a healthy diet for an infant that age. I am retired RN with 4 children of my on & 3 grandchildren & also worked for a team of Pediatricians. That is all any of them recommended unless health reasons denoted otherwise such as stomach problems, then infants were put on HIGH doses of infant Vitamins to suppliment dietary needs.

Sarai - posted on 05/10/2009

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My son could not handle whole milk until about 1 yr ago and he is almost 6. We had to give him 2% and he is very little. All dr wanted him on whole milk so I think that is what is recommended but you have to do what your child can handle. Good Luck.

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3% is what most of my kids went on for about 6 months after their first year. A few of my kids couldn't handle it(it was just to rich for them).

Christy - posted on 05/10/2009

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Once your child's pediatrician gives the okay... Whole milk is what they recommend.

Jill - posted on 05/10/2009

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I have two children. At one year for our oldest our doctor told us to give her 2percent but our youngest is still on Homomilk. It depends on your child and the size of them.

Amela - posted on 05/10/2009

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so that is the reason why my cild is waking in the night.it doesn`t make him full whole night like formula.

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JUNE...as in NEXT MONTH...as in....LOOKING ONLINE AT ALLOWED FOODS PER STATE DOESN'T APPLY TODAY LIKE IT WILL IN A MONTH....

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Quoting Tamara:



Quoting Becky:

I AM ON WIC IN WISCONSIN AND THEY ACTUALLY MADE ME GET 2 PERCENT FOR MY KIDS UNDER 2 AND ONCE THEY TURN 2 THEY CAN ONLY GET 1 PERCENT OR SKIM MILK....





Really?  Did you speak to someone about desiring milk with a higher fat content as their little brains do need that extra fat?  I'm looking at the Wisconsin WIC allowed foods and there's nothing about restrictions on type of milk in regards to skim, 2%, etc.





WIC POLICIES ARE CHANGING as of June 2009.  I don't know if it's nationwide but what Becky is saying is happening in Wisconsin is pretty much what Florida will be doing in less than a month.  As of June 2009, our WIC will no longer pay for any milk...ANY MILK...unless it is 1% or less.  Period.  I've spoken with everyone that can be spoken to....this is their policy and they stick by it......regardless of me and my worries....



So, anyone on WIC ready to pay almost $5 a gallon to get whole milk? 

Refinedandflytia - posted on 05/09/2009

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I USE SILK SOY. ITS A LIL MORE EXPENSIVE BUT IT BEATS COWS MILK ANYDAY. @ BJS ITS 5.99 FOR 2 HALF GALLONS AS OUTSIDE IS 8.99. JUST DO WHAT U FEEL IS BEST

Tamara - posted on 05/09/2009

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Quoting Becky:

I AM ON WIC IN WISCONSIN AND THEY ACTUALLY MADE ME GET 2 PERCENT FOR MY KIDS UNDER 2 AND ONCE THEY TURN 2 THEY CAN ONLY GET 1 PERCENT OR SKIM MILK....


Really?  Did you speak to someone about desiring milk with a higher fat content as their little brains do need that extra fat?  I'm looking at the Wisconsin WIC allowed foods and there's nothing about restrictions on type of milk in regards to skim, 2%, etc.

Becky - posted on 05/09/2009

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I AM ON WIC IN WISCONSIN AND THEY ACTUALLY MADE ME GET 2 PERCENT FOR MY KIDS UNDER 2 AND ONCE THEY TURN 2 THEY CAN ONLY GET 1 PERCENT OR SKIM MILK....

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We're using Whole Vitamin D milk until next month. Our son is 18 months old and we would love to keep him on the whole milk but WIC is changing their policy and as of next month we'll only be allowed 1%. I personally think it's BS and that they should at least offer 2% but the nutritionist said there really isn't much difference in 2% and whole. Either way, it sucks. We are a whole milk family...and no we're not fat, we just like flavor in our milk and other foods lol. We use whole milk, real sugar, real butter and are all perfectly healthy. A little overweight? Maybe...but healthy. Guess WIC will be saving money on me after this month because I'll buy milk (at almost $5 a gallon) before I get 1% lol

Lindsay - posted on 05/09/2009

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I always gave whole milk until they turned 2 and then we switched to 2%.

Gemma - posted on 05/09/2009

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My 14 month old son has full fat cow's milk in the morning on his cereal and to drink, but he still has formula milk at bed time because the cow's milk was not enough to keep him asleep all night. Good Luck :-)

Melissa - posted on 05/09/2009

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Well it depends on you it coul be breast milk whole milk or a follow up formula I would talk to your doctor about the best milk for your one year old, every baby is differant after all

Samantha - posted on 05/09/2009

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I was told whole milk or at least 2% until they are 2 and then 1% is best.

Rima - posted on 05/09/2009

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I agree with Jasmin, I was giving my son Nikolai goat's milk and he loved it. It's the healthiest milk you can find that is all natural, too. So, go with the goat and don't forget to consult with your ped. doctor. Goats milk has the most fat and children need it (fat) at that age.

Brittany - posted on 05/09/2009

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Goat milk is the best milk for your one year old, but it gets pricey if they drink a lot each day, so I suppliment with Whole Cow Milk.

Keisha - posted on 05/09/2009

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Most milk you find in the store is cow's milk and is homogenized. Homogenized milk comes in 1% 2% and whole. Practically all pediatricians say that at age one children should drink whole milk because they need the added fat.

Katie - posted on 05/09/2009

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Whole cow's milk...Homo. Don't give them 2% or skim because they need the extra fat in the milk for brain development. We have a ped. nuritionist and that's her recommendation.

I have preemies so we'll also be mixing a scoop of preemie formula in with thier milk when they get old enough to have cow's milk, until they are 18 months old (CA)...just for the extra calories.

Amela - posted on 05/09/2009

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so for caw milk is still early.i started with caw milk and i see that my child feels really good

Lyndsay - posted on 05/09/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

My daughter's pediatrician says to give them homo milk, they still need the extra fat at this age.



This is also what I was told, homogenized milk until they are 3.

Lisa - posted on 05/09/2009

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My daughter's pediatrician says to give them homo milk, they still need the extra fat at this age.

Melissa - posted on 05/09/2009

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Well it depends on you it coul be breast milk whole milk or a follow up formula I would talk to your doctor about the best milk for your one year old, every baby is differant after all

Brittany - posted on 05/09/2009

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Goat milk is the best milk for your one year old, but it gets pricey if they drink a lot each day, so I suppliment with Whole Cow Milk.

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