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I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting We are 3♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I Stab People:</b>" um why? theyre supposed to be on formula ... [snip!] ... weaning him from formula at 11 months, we didn't think it was going to be that easy, and she's the one who recommended the 2%"

change your pedi. and if hes not eating anything but purees he needs to be back on formula or BM

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting I Stab People:" um why? theyre supposed to be on formula till a year and then WHOLE milk. hes not getting the fats he needs for healthy brain development."


My kids have never had whole milk as a daily thing because neither of them could tolerate it. Our pediatrician with #1 recommended straight to 2%. With our younger son, he couldn't tolerate even that so we've done 1% for quite some time. They DO get the fats they need. It's a common misconception that they have to only have completely whole milk.



And whole milk is actually like 3.5% reduced fat so in the grand scheme, it's NOT a huge difference.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting tinana+2:" My kids have never had whole milk as a daily thing because neither of them could tolerate it. Our pediatrician ... [snip!] ... completely whole milk. And whole milk is actually like 3.5% reduced fat so in the grand scheme, it's NOT a huge difference."

5g vs 8g is a huge difference to such a small body, ESPECIALLY if theyre not eating anything but pureeed food.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
5th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" My kids have never had whole milk as a daily thing because neither of them could tolerate it. Our pediatrician ... [snip!] ... completely whole milk. And whole milk is actually like 3.5% reduced fat so in the grand scheme, it's NOT a huge difference."</blockquote>



This. Never had a pedi tell us to use whole milk. Did have one tell us it was "outdated"...he's the president of the ABP in our state so I'd hope he knows what he's talking about.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
5th Jun '13

http://pediatrics.about.com/od/milk/i/05_milk_2.htm

its not outdated, the AAP still suggests whole milk under 2. especially for eaters such as her son

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" My kids have never had whole milk as a daily ... [snip!] ... have one tell us it was "outdated"...he's the president of the ABP in our state so I'd hope he knows what he's talking about."


There are children that can't have milk at all. Not even soy/almond, etc. Most of them turn out perfectly ok with good brain growth. The first year is the absolute most important. Then up to 3 they prefer and recommend you do whole milk- the fact of the matter is that there's not really evidence that a child that only had 1% or 2% didn't have appropriate brain growth.



eta: I'd much rather give a 1-2 year old SOME kind of milk over NO kind of milk, any day.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting tinana+2:" There are children that can't have milk at all. Not even soy/almond, etc. Most of them turn out perfectly ... [snip!] ... have appropriate brain growth. eta: I'd much rather give a 1-2 year old SOME kind of milk over NO kind of milk, any day. "

where did it say HER child wont take whole?

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting I Stab People:" where did it say HER child wont take whole?"


I don't believe it did- however for a child that is picky or doesn't like to eat, filling up on milk of ANY kind is a horrible idea. Whether it's 3.5% reduced fat or 2% reduced fat isn't going to be harmful unless you're drinking gallons a day.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
5th Jun '13
Quoting tinana+2:" I don't believe it did- however for a child that is picky or doesn't like to eat, filling up on milk ... [snip!] ... horrible idea. Whether it's 3.5% reduced fat or 2% reduced fat isn't going to be harmful unless you're drinking gallons a day. "

ok. obviously you have a degree in nutrition and know more about proper brain development than i do. if her kid is only eating purees he really needs to be on formula or BM tho because milk only gives you fats calcium and vit d.