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    Default Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Is there any reason why organic milk would not be as good as cow's milk.

    My goal was to bf for a year but between my little one and my supply, my lo weaned at 10 months. I did the best I could.

    Should I use organic milk instead of cow milk at age 1?

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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Cow's milk is highly allergenic.

    Have you looked into Hemp Milk? It's an excellent source of fats, and Omega 3's and 6's.

    It's also not allergenic and for the ecologically concerned, is a much more sustainable crop than anything else.

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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    JMO - but I'd use organic any time I could!

    (we don't do dairy so this isn't a milk specific preference )
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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Cow's milk vs organic ? milk??
    Do you mean organic cow's milk vs. non-organic cow's milk?

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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    I would ask your doctor. It is typically not recommended to start cow's milk (organic or non-organic) before 1 year. I believe that it is recommended to use formula until at least a year if you have weaned before then.
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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    ^ But she's asking about what kind of milk to give her 1 year old.

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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 07mommy View Post
    Is there any reason why organic milk would not be as good as cow's milk.

    My goal was to bf for a year but between my little one and my supply, my lo weaned at 10 months. I did the best I could.

    Should I use organic milk instead of cow milk at age 1?
    Organic milk comes in all forms, cow's milk, soy, rice, goat's milk, etc. All of these milks also come in non-organic....given the option, organic is always healthier. "Organic milk has all the nutritional goodness of non-organic milk but, due to the cows’ more natural diet, it also has some additional health benefits."

    Cow's milk at age one is a good substitute. If you can afford organic, go for it!
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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Thanks ladies! I will plan to start off with organic after year 1, until then formula which she drinks without any problems.

    I know pre-schools just offer regular cow's milk, but I guess it's better starting off with the less allergenic kind when babies are young.

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    Default Re: Introducing Cow's milk or organic milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by caldangel View Post
    ^ But she's asking about what kind of milk to give her 1 year old.
    Duh! I should read more carefully!!!
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    Coconut milk tonic.

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