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Old 04-12-2011, 09:29 AM
Location: Hillsborough
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I think that kids that age typically should be drinking some kind of milk regularly, but it certainly doesn't have to be cow's milk. I think the formula milk you are using now is fine to continue with if that is what he likes for now and he rejects the cow's milk. My daughter couldn't tolerate cow's milk until about 15 months, before that it gave her nasty, stinky poops. My kids continue to breastfeed and drink human milk well past 1 year, and I have had people tell me that they "need" cow's milk too. Cow's milk is for baby cows. Baby humans don't "need" cow's milk. It is a fine substitute milk if that is the milk you choose, but it is certainly not a required element of their diet. Vegan parents, for example, would not feed their child cow's milk. They just have to be careful to provide those nutrients in other ways. You can do the same if you choose not to use cow's milk.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Razz2525 View Post
I will try almond milk or rice milk. I want to stay away from chocolate syrup because of the sugar. Thanks for the ideas everyone!
Bless you! No one loves a little Bosco in a glass of milk more than me but chocolate syrup should not be more than an occasional treat. It's needless sugar and it's empty calories.

Razz, some kids are just big eaters. As long as you are giving them nutritious foods (and you are), they're active, and they aren't getting fat I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by omigawd View Post
I've always said "cows milk is for baby cows".
Are bananas only for monkeys and honey only for Winnie the Pooh?
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