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Old 10-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
tcat216
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Re: anyone not giving babies animal products? need advice

I don't think you are interested in feeding your child a vegan diet his whole life but I thought I would give you some information because I hate when "professionals" tell parents that they need to feed their baby meat or dairy. The American Dietetic Association has stated, “IT IS THE POSITION OF THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION THAT APPROPRIATELY PLANNED VEGETARIAN DIETS, INCLUDING TOTAL VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN DIETS, ARE HEALTHFUL, NUTRITIONALLY ADEQUATE, AND MAY PROVIDE HEALTH BENEFITS IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DISEASES. WELL-PLANNED VEGETARIAN DIETS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR INDIVIDUALS DURING ALL STAGES OF THE LIFE CYCLE, INCLUDING PREGNANCY, LACTATION, INCLUDING CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE, AND FOR ATHLETES.”

Here's more info on what to feed a small child if you are not feeding meat or dairy: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2012nl/sep/children.htm
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