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    Hi All,

    My little girl is turning 1 and I want to start giving her cows milk. She had sensitivities to dairy until about 9 months. She now has yoghurt and cheese and I have given her the odd bit of cows milk. We drink A2 and I was wondering if that would be suitable for her too. It does say on the carton that it is not suitable for children under 2. I am not sure why it would say that. What are your opinions? Have you used A2 with your 1 year old? TIA

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    Hi Rachel,

    Just make sure it's the full cream type so your little one is getting enough fats.

    I give 1 yr old DS A2 full cream milk, and my naturopath actually recommended it for him as I have sensitivities to dairy. He's fine with it on his weetbix, won't drink it alone. But then he just won't drink any brand of milk despite trying them all! Fussy boy

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    I find Zymil milk great as well, my family has lactose intolerances and
    Celiac disease and Zymil is both lactose and gluten free.
    Great alternative to soy milk!
    Also comes in full cream, low fat and skim milk.

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    OP, I've just checked the carton of A2 in our fridge & there's nothing on it about it not being suitable for children under 2. I suspect you have reduced fat A2 - reduced fat milk in general isn't recommended for children under 2. It's noting to do with the fact that it's A2.

    DS had cows milk protein intolerance as a baby which he grew out of at 11 months. He drinks A2 full cream though as I feel it's better for him given his previous intolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    OP, I've just checked the carton of A2 in our fridge & there's nothing on it about it not being suitable for children under 2. I suspect you have reduced fat A2 - reduced fat milk in general isn't recommended for children under 2. It's noting to do with the fact that it's A2.

    DS had cows milk protein intolerance as a baby which he grew out of at 11 months. He drinks A2 full cream though as I feel it's better for him given his previous intolerance.
    Our carton definitely does not say it either! A2 is what my naturopath recommended if we were to give DS dairy, I sometimes make smoothies with it for him , and that's the only milk I cook with , plus we are lucky our local coffee shop has it so sometimes he has a A2 baby chino!

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    I'm pretty sure most milks state "not suitable as a complete milk drink for children under 2" or something along those lines. I think it's so people don't go giving their children light dairy or using it in place of formula!!

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    I have both light and full cream A2 milk in the fridge and it is the light A2 milk that says 'Not suitable for children under 2'. And it as the others have said, light or reduced fat milks aren't recommended for kiddies under 2.

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    Haha thanks everyone...i hav both in the fridge and read the wrong one. silly me...sometimes i wonder if i lost most of my brain cells when i had my baby!


 

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