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Old 09-25-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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I have a 20m old lactose intolerant DD. I have access to raw milk do you think I can give it to her?

Does anyone have experience in raw milk that can explain the benefits of it.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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An alternative could be hemp milk (Costco sells 24oz hemp hearts / unshelled seeds for $14?). https://www.facebook.com/notes/eco-f...59702774045368
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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An alternative could be hemp milk (Costco sells 24oz hemp hearts / unshelled seeds for $14?). https://www.facebook.com/notes/eco-f...59702774045368
Hmm thanks. I'll give it a try.
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Assuming she is a good eater and gets plenty of calories elsewhere, almond milk is great. You might also consider hazel nut milk and coconut milk (although coconut milk can leave a bit of a film in your mouth.) If you prefer animal milk, consider goat milk. It's much more similar to human milk than cow milk. Just make sure it's fortified with vitamin D and remember that it's much lower in vitamins B-6 and B-12 than cow milk so you might need to supplement those. I would avoid rice milk and soy milk. With such a young child, I would also avoid raw milk.

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/rawmilk/

Additionally, cow milk poses some health problems that are typically overlooked when people talk about why kids should drink it. The brains of young children rely on essential fatty acids to develop. Cow's milk is loaded with cholesterol, which is bad for your heart but which also blocks the absorption of EFAs. Additionally, cow milk can actually cause osteoporosis.

http://saveourbones.com/osteoporosis-milk-myth/

I'm sure you'll figure out what's right for your kiddo. Best of luck, mama! =)
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Just Ducky I will for sure keep all that information in mind as I look for answers.
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My 13 month old DS is milk protein intolerant. He is able to drink goat milk and raw cow milk. NO organic or reg. milk or milk products.
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My 13 month old DS is milk protein intolerant. He is able to drink goat milk and raw cow milk. NO organic or reg. milk or milk products.
Thanks! She seems to be tolerating the raw milk and it is great! She can eat milk products so I was praying.
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I think with raw milk, it is probably a "try it and see" sort of thing. She may do fine with it, she may have trouble with it. I found that my two who had trouble with milk did fine on raw milk in small amounts, especially when I cultured the milk into kefir. Kefir seemed to make it digestible enough that they could tolerate it in smoothies and such with no problem. Personally, I would not use plant milks, because they are pretty much empty calories, IMO. I would rather make sure that everything they are eating is nutritionally dense, esp. when they are in the beginning stages of learning to eat solid foods. Of course, not everyone shares my opinion, so do what you feel is best for your family.
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I think with raw milk, it is probably a "try it and see" sort of thing. She may do fine with it, she may have trouble with it. I found that my two who had trouble with milk did fine on raw milk in small amounts, especially when I cultured the milk into kefir. Kefir seemed to make it digestible enough that they could tolerate it in smoothies and such with no problem. Personally, I would not use plant milks, because they are pretty much empty calories, IMO. I would rather make sure that everything they are eating is nutritionally dense, esp. when they are in the beginning stages of learning to eat solid foods. Of course, not everyone shares my opinion, so do what you feel is best for your family.
Thanks. Yeah we got a quart and so far she seems to be tolerating it well. She likes the way it tastes too. I understand the risks it has, but she doesn't like soy milk or the others. She likes the lactaid, but I want something not processes the crap outta for her. This is local and from a good farm. I plan to get another quart for her.
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I agree with you about wanting something not processed to death. We drink raw milk, so I am a big fan. I am glad you have found something that you are happy with, and I hope that it continues to work well for you.
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