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Thread: Milk after weaning?

  1. #1
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    Default Milk after weaning?

    After weaning from the breast, do you still give your baby milk powder? I still drink fresh milk as an adult.

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    Default Re: Milk after weaning?

    My kids have never had milk powder. Somewhere around a year, I introduced cow's milk, because we like it, and they would have that in addition to mama milk. When they weaned entirely, they get cow's milk. Or almond milk. Or coconut milk. I only use dried milk in emergencies...I grew up drinking it, and it's gross.

    Do you mean formula? Like that "toddler formula?" NOPE.
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    Default Re: Milk after weaning?

    Personally, I gave my baby fresh cow's milk. I know a lot of people do not. If by "milk powder" you mean powdered formula, I would not think that would be necessary.
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    Default Re: Milk after weaning?

    I give my baby cow's milk.

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    Default Re: Milk after weaning?

    But isn't formula or powdered milk from cow's milk? It is written on the pack that it is made from cow's milk imported from New Zealand.

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    Default Re: Milk after weaning?

    Yes, formula is often made from cow's milk. It can also be made from soy. However, formula isn't just plain milk or soy. The milk/soy is broken down somewhat, making it easier to digest, and formula contains sugars, fats, minerals, and vitamins that are not naturally present in cow's milk. This is why formula is a good choice for babies who wean before the recommended minimum one year of breastfeeding: it's not breastmilk, but it is closer to breastmilk. Once a baby is a year old, however, you can replace formula with whole cow's milk or goat's milk, so there's no real reason to continue giving a baby a processed food (which is expensive and can be contaminated with all sorts of nasty things like BPA or insect parts) instead of a fresh food like cow's/goat's milk.
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