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Hi all I am new to this community and it looks fascinating.<br>
Of course I wish I was breastfeeding my 15 month old DS. Early on I was in huge amounts of pain due to undiagnosed thrush infection, started expressing and then could not get him to go back on the breast. Anyway trying to put that behind me, still feeling guilty etc.....<br>
I have been reading a lot about the unhealthyness of milk and was wondering what a good alternative is. I try to give him as much fruit and veg as possible and hemp seeds for the omegas. I'm not even sure he needs the milk except that he is used to it morning and night.<br>
I would love to know what people think.....<br>
Rosie x
 

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thank you - yes - I did give him goats milk formula up til 1 year. I am finding it hard to find organic goat's milk. Also I'm sure some of the reasons why cow's milk is not meant to be good for humans must apply to all animals' milk. I was wondering if oat, soy or rice milk would be a better substitute?
 

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I really like almond milk just because I think it tastes the best <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
ETA My ds is allergic to dairy and soy so I ruled out soy for that reason in addition to my taste preference. I've never tried oat milk. Rice has a high glycemic index so I have the unfounded suspicion that drinking rice milk is a bit like drinking sugar water.
 

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IMO mammals really need true milk for a period when they're young. Human milk is of course best for humans. Since that is not an option, you would need to find the closest that is available.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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DS couldn't tolerate any pasteurized cow's milk at all. Not a big deal for us, since he is still nursing, but there are times when I do set gentle limits and offer him a cup of milk. Turns out he LOVES raw cow's milk - has absolutely NO issues with it and asks for it daily. So I recommend raw cow's milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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