Whole Milk or 2%???

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Which milk did your baby start on after BM or formula?

Poll ended at Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:23 pm

My baby started on Whole Milk
My baby started on 2%
Total votes : 26

Whole Milk or 2%???

Postby SMCMomofTwoBoys » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:23 pm

Ok so I
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Postby MK13 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:58 pm

I think they say it's needed for the brain development ... but personally, I never drank milk as a kid, and avoided just about any dairy except for occasional tiny piece of cheese ... and I have two college degrees.

All in all, I'm glad Nick likes his whole milk but I wouldn't be stressing out too much if he didn't drink it.
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Postby cheesehead4girl » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:34 pm

my dd is at the top of the charts for weight so the pedi said it would be fine to start her on 2%. he also said that it was fine for ds even though he is around the 50 % for weight. they don't drink alot of milk anyway so i have to give them other foods that have calcium or i can add milk to.

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Postby Kylie » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:14 pm

I started Harrison on 2%. That's all we keep in the house. I had read that Dr's always used to reommend whole milk for the extra fat but if they are getting enough fat elsewhere in their diet then it shouldn't matter. Low fat mild still has the same amunt of calcium. I can't remember where I read it and I may have been mislead but Harrison is fine.
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Postby Katora » Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:53 am

We give Fiona whole milk, but just wanted to add, whole milk is just like 3.25% fat anyway, so 2% isn't that far off different. :)
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Postby LaurensMom » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:25 am

Still on whole milk here. :) Lauren is a light weight though.
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Postby Gabbysmama » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:04 am

I gave G whole milk until she was about 10 months old. I was a little concerned about all of the saturated fat, so I askedd her pedi at her 10 month checkup. He said that there's talk within the AAP of changing the recommendation to 1% for the first year, as the research is showing that there isn't much effect on brain development - at least not enough to make up for all of the unhealthy fats in whole milk. BUT until the AAP came through, he was still telling patients to stay with whole milk. I switched her to skim that night. But since she doesn't drink milk now :roll: it doesn't matter. :lol:
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