It is almost that time! My baby will be 1 next week. Can you believe it? Well, that means that I am going to have to switch from formula to Cows Milk (Whole Milk). With my other two children, we did the switch with no problem and after they both turned two, we went back to 2%.
Fast forward 6 years later, we no longer drink cows milk in our house. We don’t drink a lot of milk period, but we do buy Almond Milk for our milk needs. Now we have our baby about to turn 1 and the dilemma is bothering me. Do I feed him cows milk or can he drink Almond milk. I googled it too, but the answers are so conflicting!
Someone even suggested goats milk, because it’s so closely like our breast milk. Oh for real?! In addition to coconut milk, rice milk or soy! What? I just want to know can he drink Almond milk instead of Cows Milk. He will go to his 1 year appointment next week and I will have a good conversation with his pediatrician and let you know the end result.
Benefits of Whole Milk (for a baby)
- Rich source of calcium
- Builds strong bones and teeth
- One of the few sources of Vitamin D that helps the body absorb calcium and is crucial for bone growth.
- It also provides protein and carbs which give energy.
I will say that my two older children were given whole milk for a full year and they are fine so I am not opposed to it if it’s best for the baby. I guess now that I am so into what I eat, the hormones in the milk ( & meat) just make me feel some type of way!
What did you use for your baby? Or what are you currently using for the first year after formula?