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    Default Formula or cows milk, I'm so confused!

    Quote Originally Posted by Neekie View Post
    Thank you all for your replies. A lot of good and different views.
    I still feel confused as what to do though because everyone has such different opinions and stories.
    Why not try both and see what bubs prefers? There are very valid points for both options.

    Why not google it and see if there is research out there about sources of calcium and see if that helps you.

    You can get soy based formulas, but I'm unsure of the calcium content and it tends to cause constipation. Or there's regular soy milk. Check out the calcium and iron content in all of them.

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    Default Formula or cows milk, I'm so confused!

    Why not try both and see what your bub prefers, DS didn't like milk until about 18mths.

    Or just find other ways to get the calcium, joghurt, cheese.

    I was persistent with milk because I wanted him on 'real' food but that's just me. We switch between a variety of milk cow, goat, soy. (winter we tend to use more goats milk, apparently helps with respiratory, dermatological and gastrointestinal issues)

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    because cow's milk is natural.
    formula is full of chemicals and additives.
    my baby went from formula to cow's milk at about 10-1/2 months (when all that nan ha stuff happened) as suggested by my gp, lactation consultant and health nurse.

    also, a 1 year old only needs about 1 cup of cow's milk (250ml) to meet their calcium requirements if they are eating a balanced diet including other dairy (yoghurt, cheese etc.)
    the main difference is iron but just make sure they eat an iron rich food each day (such as breakfast cereals if you don't eat meat) and vitamin c rich foods to aid iron absorption.

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    1. Cost, perceived nutritional value, general expectations etc?
    2. No, a meat free diet can provide all essential vitamins and nutrients.
    3. Does not bother me, humans do a lot of odd things dairy consumption is not essential.
    4. Yes, I guess for some that is the reason.

    Do what feels right for you.


 

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