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Cow's milk Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

Repost- didn't get info.




I've been thinking about this for awhile.
So I know kids "need" whole milk for brain development after a certain age (1?). What if you don't want them to have cow's milk though?? Does almond/soy milk have the fattyness that they need??
Someone said nuts, but they can't have nuts till 2 right??
Will breastmilk be enough if I still give her yogurt and other dairy?? (She's only 7 months so obviously won't be doing this for awhile). Do multivitamins give her enough?? I also still take prenatals and will continue to do so till I stop bf'ing.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
20th Nov '12

What about goat milk? Or get organic cow milk. At least that doesn't have growth hormones.

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12

It is the fatty acids that is important. Obviously, some parents don't want their children to have milk, so they do thinks like soy or almond milk. I didn't do that personally, but I know it has been done with other mothers.
Multivitamins don't have the fatty acids in it that milk does.
I would just continue the breastmilk, tons of moms breastfeed for years.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" What about goat milk? Or get organic cow milk. At least that doesn't have growth hormones."</blockquote>



I didn't think about that. The hormones and stuff are what I don't want her to have.



Dumb question- is organic milk still pasteurized??

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting lolajessup:" What about goat milk? Or get organic cow milk. At least that doesn't have growth hormones."


Goat milk has been related to teeth issues, I wouldn't go that route.

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Manda Capps:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" What about goat milk? Or get organic cow milk. ... [snip!] ... about that. The hormones and stuff are what I don't want her to have. Dumb question- is organic milk still pasteurized??"


Yes.
My daughter still only drinks Horizon organic whole milk.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" It is the fatty acids that is important. Obviously, some parents don't want their children to have milk, ... [snip!] ... don't have the fatty acids in it that milk does. I would just continue the breastmilk, tons of moms breastfeed for years."</blockquote>



But is breastmilk enough??
Does it have enough fatty acids?

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4816 posts
20th Nov '12

We thought our oldest had issues with cow milk (turns out it is from beans, go figure). So we did almond milk and lactaid so that he could get all the fats and stuff.



However if you do not want to give cow milk, do not give soy because there is a hormone(Geinstein/ phytoestrogen) in it that can cause issues with developing children.



Here is just one link from a quick search. There are plenty more. http://www.healthmasters.com/blog/does-soy-turn-little-boys-little-girls-shocking-truth

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Manda Capps:" <blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" It is the fatty acids that is important. Obviously, ... [snip!] ... breastmilk, tons of moms breastfeed for years."</blockquote> But is breastmilk enough?? Does it have enough fatty acids?"


Yes, if you are adhering to a well balanced diet.
And I would personally wean off of the multivitamins. Once you stop breastfeeding, your child's body will be so used to the multivitamins that she might get sick from a lack in deficiency once stopping the breast milk.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love = Moco and Bubba:</b>" We thought our oldest had issues with cow milk (turns out it is from beans, go figure). So we did almond ... [snip!] ... a quick search. There are plenty more. http://www.healthmasters.com/blog/does-soy-turn-little-boys-little-girls-shocking-truth"</blockquote>



Thanks!!

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" Yes, if you are adhering to a well balanced diet. And I would personally wean off of the multivitamins. ... [snip!] ... body will be so used to the multivitamins that she might get sick from a lack in deficiency once stopping the breast milk."</blockquote>



What do you mean??



Her pedi said because she's BF'd she needs them more??

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Manda Capps:" <blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" Yes, if you are adhering to a well balanced ... [snip!] ... once stopping the breast milk."</blockquote> What do you mean?? Her pedi said because she's BF'd she needs them more??"


If your diet is healthy, lots of veggies, fruits, etc, there is no need for vitamins.
People really abuse vitamins and it does more harm than good. I wouldn't stop vitamins cold turkey, but wean. Because once you stop breastfeeding, your daughter will not have the vitamins, cold turkey and it will be a shock to her system.



A lot of babies have issues after birth from shock of getting prenatal vitamins in the womb and none afterwards.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4380 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" If your diet is healthy, lots of veggies, fruits, etc, there is no need for vitamins. People really ... [snip!] ... her system. A lot of babies have issues after birth from shock of getting prenatal vitamins in the womb and none afterwards."</blockquote>



So should I stop taking mine as well as stop giving her hers??

thewarmth 3 kids; South Carolina 14438 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting Manda Capps:" <blockquote><b>Quoting thewarmth:</b>" If your diet is healthy, lots of veggies, fruits, ... [snip!] ... vitamins in the womb and none afterwards."</blockquote> So should I stop taking mine as well as stop giving her hers??"


All I am saying, is I would do some research on vitamins, and make your own opinion on it.