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Old 04-16-2011, 01:21 AM   #21
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I think I was told by someone that at 2 they switch to you only being able to 2%1% or skim and that whole isn't even an option....just what I heard so not sure if thats true
with a doctors note you can get just about anything, we found that out.

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Old 04-16-2011, 05:20 AM   #22
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We all drink skim, but I do buy whole milk for the kids when they are under 2.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #23
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DD is 3.5 and 28.5 lbs. If I could get her to drink whole milk, I would give it to her. She's like me and prefers skim. If your son likes whole and is of normal weight, I'd go with whole.
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whole milk is all we drink here and its all we had in my house growing up i hate %milk it seems very watery i like it to leave a milk mustache
Same. I didn't even know until I started grocery shopping there was anything else

I can't STAND any %s or skim. It's just milk + water to me and makes me miserable. Whole only for us
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I do whole for DD. She is 4, only 35 pounds, and skinny. She needs the fat.
This EXACTLY, except I do it for my DS. He's 35 pounds, 43 inches tall and beyond skinny. My pedi said to give him 2%, and no more than 1-2 cups per day. I didn't agree with her, so I agreed and continued with the whole milk. We have a family that sometimes trades us raw milk for eggs, and he loves that. We tend to go through a gallon every 3-4 days, but he also uses it with cereal, berries, ect.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:32 AM   #26
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I gave whole milk up to age 2 and then switched to 2%. Neither of my kids are overweight or even CLOSE to it but I hate the taste of whole milk and I don't want to have to buy it for their whole lives

DH and I drink skim, I drank 2% growing up.
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Re: milk, whole? 2% Skim?

I'd say it depends on your sons needs. If he's on the lower side as far as the growth charts go, then stick with whole milk. If he's on the higher side, then switch to skim.

We are skim milk drinkers in my house, but that's because we all struggle with our weight to some extent. I'd rather have my oldest DD eat her calories than drink them. And she is actually overweight according to the growth charts (she was above the 95% for a 4 year old at her last check up...weighing 53 pounds...her height however has steadily been at the 75th% for forever).

Oh, and I hate the way whole milk tastes...but then again I've been drinking skim for years. (only bought whole when DD was under 2).
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whole or raw milk only here. low fat milks can be mixed with powdered milk, which can have all sorts of random things in it, not cool IMO.
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Re: milk, whole? 2% Skim?

at 1 year (or slightly sooner) they can start cows milk and from age 1 to 2 yrs old they should have whole milk. They need the extra fat and nutrition for brain development. After age 2, it's 2% but I think our Pediatrician said skim or nonfat would be ok, but my girls are only 2 and 4 so they need the good stuff still!
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We recently switched to organic whole milk because it is the best for our bodies. I grew up drinking skim, so this is quite a change for me We switched to 2% a few months ago to gradually get used to the change in the thickness (I'm sure I worded that incorrectly).
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