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User - posted on 12/19/2008 ( 15 moms have responded )

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What kind of milk are you feeding your kids? Regular store-bought milk, organic milk, home-delivery from dairy?

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Rebecca - posted on 01/08/2009

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whole milk is suppossed to be the best option for a child under 5 i was told by my childs dr. my sister,mother and friends have told me the same. it has all the vitamines they need.

Beatrice - posted on 01/03/2009

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both my girls (5 years and 15 months) drink regular 2% storebought milk. but i do have friends who give their kids straight from the cow-milk. really the best kind is probably right from the source. so home delivery from dairy farms

Kelly - posted on 01/03/2009

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I have a 15 month old daughter and we have given her whole goats milk from 9 months...it's awesome..no spit up, no constipation...and the benefits to goats milk compared to cow's milk is way more better for your child...a cow produces a hormone for the calf to make them big and healthy...and this hormone is a huge hormone plus the farmers are as well giving them extra hormones to produce milk faster...look at the size of a cow and then look at the size of a goat....the hormones are so different...goats milk is costly...but the effects for the long run are worth it...there has been studies suggesting that the reason young children and even adults are obese is because of cow's milk...check it out....

Hally - posted on 01/03/2009

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The hormones that they give cows are not passed in the milk and is completely safe for the cows and anyone who drinks the milk produced. It just basically helps the cows produce more milk compared to the cows that don't receive the hormonal supplements. I don't know about others but milk is expensive enough to have to worry about paying even more for something that doesn't even matter...

User - posted on 01/03/2009

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I give my kids store-bought whole milk (they are 15 months old). I was just wondering because I've heard the store-bought regular stuff can have growth hormones in it but I've also heard that the organic stuff (like Horizon) are ultra-pasturiezed which means they heat the milk up so hot that they kill not only the bad stuff but the good stuff as well (at least that is what I was told by a friend). it's so confusing. My pediatrician says reg store-bought whole or 2% milk is fine.

Julie - posted on 01/02/2009

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We give our Sept 07 baby Vitamin D and our 2 older kids 2%. It's a little more costly because we have to buy 2 different kinds but we think it's worth it for now. I think when she's 2 we'll switch her over.

Kristina - posted on 01/02/2009

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I tried the whole milk at a year, but my son puked it up immediately. I stopped giving him cow's milk until the next dr. visit where we found he had a milk allergy. We have been giving him the Silk brand of soy milk.

Brandi - posted on 12/31/2008

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Regular whole milk from the grocery store, though, I try to buy the hormone free.

Gressa - posted on 12/31/2008

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My son (9/07) also has a dairy allergy so he drinks soy and my 3 year old daughter is now on 2%! She was on whole milk until she was 3.

Alexis - posted on 12/24/2008

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I give my daughter whole milk. that is what my doctor and all of my friends and family have told me to give her. Whole milk aparently is the best thing to give growing babies. But I still breastfeed, we're working on weening.

Marissa - posted on 12/19/2008

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My 11 year old and 3 year old twins drink regular store bought 2% milk. My 15 month old has a dairy allergy so he drinks rice milk that has been fortified with extra calcium and vitamins.

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