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#1 of 7 Old 10-16-2012, 05:21 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We are transitioning my son to whole milk in the next couple weeks. We get our milk from our local farmer, and we (DH, me older step children drink it raw). Should we pasturize our sons. Our pediatrician looked at me like I was crazy for thinking about offering him raw milk, while our natruo thought it was the only way to go, or to atleast offer him a serving of raw milk a day. Thoughts? Suggesstions??


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We give our one-year-old raw milk shrug.gif As always with raw milk, know your source. If you're comfortable with the rest of your family drinking it, it should be fine for your toddler. And, my strategy- don't mention it to the doctor!

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I introduced raw cow and goat milk to my daughter when she turned one, but continued to breastfeed. I personally would only do that with raw milk from a good dairy and would not give her pasteurized milk. Like HopefulJo said, make sure you know the source. My raw milk is from a Grade A dairy and they test each batch. My daughter is now 28 months old and drinks about 1 1/2 gallons of raw cow or goat milk a week on her own. She is no longer breastfeeding and I was only comfortable weaning because I knew she was getting the benefits of raw milk. 

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I still breastfeed but I've been giving my son sips when he's wanted it since he was 7 months old!  My daughter was drinking raw milk full time at 16.5 months when i had to stop breastfeeding her.  I plan to bf my son for longer but he continues to get some raw milk when he drink it.  I would never drink/let my kids drink pasturized milk.  Yuck

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I agree, we are thinking along the same lines. We will slowly offer him milk as he wants it and only raw! Thanks for the input!biggrinbounce.gif
 


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Personally milk is best not used at all. When you think about it, we are the only species who drinks another mamals breast milk. That just does not seem natural to me anymore. My kids and I have switched to So Delicious Brand Coconut Milk since my 21 month old son turned 1 last January and it is much healthier for us than cow's or goats milk. It also tastes great!!!! Maybe you might want to think about giving the Coconut Milk a try.

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I TOTALLY see your point......the issue for us is that DS was born very premature so we are told not to offer him a plant based milk untill he is about 2 years old bc he desperately needs the phosphorus to help the calcium bind to his bones. I have researched this quite a bit and feel it isn't just some silly mainstream pedi thing ;) It is a tough decision to offer real milk or not. Thank you for your input.
 


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