Is cows milk the right way to go after one year?

JENNIFER - posted on 05/17/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




My daughter just turned one and i have been asked many times if she is on regular milk. Well first of all.....I wont even drink cows milk due to the amount of antibiotics in cows these days. I just dont think its the best thing to give to our babies.
What do you think?


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Dove - posted on 05/17/2016




Cow's milk is not necessary, but my family drinks it. Not a LOT (since my youngest is now 8), but we drink it. My girls were weaned from breastfeeding at 15 months and had cow's milk starting at 12 months. My son was breastfed til 3.25 years. He also started having cow's milk after 12 months, but it wasn't a regular thing until around 2ish since he nursed a LOT.

Infants/young toddlers do need the protein, calcium, and fats and milk is the easiest way to accomplish this in a child that is likely not eating a lot, but if you are still breastfeeding and plan to do so until 2 years or beyond... cow's milk doesn't ever need to be considered if you choose against it.

Mariline - posted on 05/17/2016




I agree with you 100%. Cow milk is for baby cows not for human consumption. We are the only species that drinks an other animal milk..

I breastfed my daughter up to 18 months and I don't regret it one bit. Right after I gave her either rice or almond milk. Recently we started drinking coconut milk.. I still have to get used to it:-)
What ever you decide do not give soy milk to your child.
Best of luck!

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