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Old 08-15-2007, 11:33 AM   #11
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I am going to chime in about goats milk too! DD drinks it and loves it. Cows milk stops her up too and she does not have a problem with the goats milk she has which is about two cups a day at daycare. She gets expressed mothers milk a few times a day also. The goats milk I get has 7 grams of fat per cup vs. the 8 grams of fat per cup in most whole milks. We used the Myenberg powdered goats milk on vacation vs. fresh and DD didn't put up a fuss at all either. Good luck with your reading and decision.

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I try to stay away from cow's milk anyways (I've never tried goat). Even if calcium absorbtion is lower with soy milk, it's still more than you're getting from cow's milk. We are the only species that drinks another animal's milk.

With that said, DS has been on soy since he was an infant and is fine - and he can eat yogurt and cheeses without a problem. I've heard different people say in the last few years that too much soy can be bad for females (increase risk of cancer), but not quite sure all of the numbers are in. DS loves his soy milk, but only drinks it once or twice a day. Usually he drinks water and maybe juice - though that is kind of a treat. I drink almond milk; never found a taste for rice milk.
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Processed soy products (like soy milk) have high levels of estrogen in them. That's why it's not recommended to include it as an everyday part of your diet unless there's a reason you have to.

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Maddie likes Rice Milk. We stay away from soy milk because of phytoestrogens. I mix 1/2 and 1/2 rice milk and cow's milk for Maddie. We're still nursing 2 times a day (morning and night), but she gets the combo the rest of the day. The vanilla rice milk also is good, and it's no more sugar than the regular. There's an organic brand called "Full Circle" here that is good.
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I also wanted to meantion that if your child does well with orange juice, many brands have more calcium in them than milk does. So, a couple ounces of that a day could help.
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We switched our son to rice milk/almond milk. Now we don't even give much of that. Our physician told us he's doing great regardless. To one of the pp's that said kids need fat....you don't need it from cow's milk. If you could go raw that's the way to go but we can't because of sheer cost. They can get good fats from other places. Worse case, rub some olive oil on their tummy every day. It absorbs into the skin.
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Whole milk was awful for my DD's stomach. We switched to 2% and no more problems!
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I would keep nursing him. He's still a baby.
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I would keep nursing him. He's still a baby.
Healthwise, this is the best option. Of course it's up to you- but really, once babies are ready to be weaned they don't need any other milk.
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Hi,
My bambini had to be on cowsmilk based formula . because of serious issues.See link http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=190836. Anyway, my fabulous family practitioner reccomended adding flax seed oil and probiotic supplements to ease constipation. We are still continuing with this now that she is on whole milk. An excellent probiotic is primadopholis reuteri. It comes in powdered form and can be added to anything. These options may help. Flax is also full of omega fatty acids. But I concur with PP. If you can keep nursing do it!
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