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My 15 month old Son HATES homo milk but drinks Skim milk is that ok?

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So like almost everyone else I'm sure you were told your child should be on homogonized (full fat) milk until about 2 years old. Thing is my Son at 15 months HATES homo milk. He spits it out, cringes and throws the cup.

He love chocolate milk, but that's just a treat. I know some people think as long as they're drinking milk a little chocolate doesn't hurt. Maybe when he's older but not now.

I ran out of homo milk one morning and gave him some of our skim (0%fat) milk instead. I figured it would get tossed the same as the homo but he drank it! He then drank another cup.

Since then I have purchased homo milk again but he still wants nothing to do with it. It expires in 2 days and I really don't know if I should bother with another carton.

I still give him skim milk, he needs the calcium ect. If it's at the loss of fat but he is eating a wide range of other foods including regular fat cheeses, yogurt, ect ect. He is a healthy weight, active, and bright.

So my question is does anyone know of a reason besides the fat for weight gain why doctors believe homogonized milk is better?


Tiffany - posted on 07/28/2009




You might try mixing it. So he still gets some of the fat but has some of the taste of skim.


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Charmaine - posted on 08/13/2009




My 17 month old daughter also HATES milk, whether it's whole milk, 2%, or skim, but it's fine right now because I'm still breastfeeding. She loves yogurt, cheese, and of course ice cream ;) and once in a while, drinks chocolate or strawberry milk when one of the older kids is having some (not regularly, of course). I figured she gets enough calcium from the other dairy, although her pedi says give her supplements which I don't really want to do. I've never tried goat's milk... must get some and hope it works for us since my supply is running pretty low now!

Ally - posted on 08/11/2009




Goats milk has all the necessary vitamins...including vit D the only thing most whole milk has that goats milk doesn't is 4% of vitamin C which is not a significant amount. It is also much easier to digest and parent rarely see constipation issues or stomach problems with goats milk which are common issues when switching to whole milk. The midwives that I worked with during one of my rotations in nursing school highly reccomended it.

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See I haven't breastfed him since he was 2 months old. Goats milk is also missing some vitamin I believe they said in our Mother's course. Vitamin D I want to say but could be totally out to lunch on it.

Ally - posted on 08/10/2009




our daughter who is 16 months also hated whole since 13 months we have been using goats milk...and breast feeding twice a day. She loves the goats milk. the consistency is very similar to breastmilk but still has all the high fat of whole milk. Goats milk also doesn't have anitbiotics or hormones used in the processing which is another plus. The only down side is the cost...we pay like 3.69 per quart and go through about 1 every day and a half. Good luck!

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Thank you for that link Anna, it's really informative! I'm going to try sneaking in some other healthy fats rather than battle with him.

Jenny - posted on 07/17/2009




Skimmed is better than none! My daughter (16 months) doesn't always drink her milk, but she always has cereal every morning with milk and plenty of fromage frais, yogurts and cheese. As long as they eat something, keep growing and are happy, that's enough. You'd know if he wasn't. Keep relaxed about the whole food thing. If you get stressed about something, they pick up on it and do it even more to wind you up! Even at their age, they test the boundaries. Good luck and keep food fun!

Debbie Thompson- - posted on 07/16/2009




I would think that if he is at least drinking milk it shouldn't matter if it is whole milk or skim milk. I know they say that they need the fat in the whole milk for brain development, but I would think skim is better then nothing. I would also go against fighting with him on it. It isn't a good idea to fight over food. Have you tried mixing a little of the whole milk with the skim? Maybe just a little at a time until the whole milk is gone? I would just give him what he will take and then talk to your doctor at his next visit. Good luck!

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