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Why did you choose to do this?<br><br>
And what do you do if people comment about it for example, "but X needs cows milk for dairy" ect??<br><br>
I dont want my son having it ever and I dont know what to say when people comment! I dont want to gte in to a debate.<br><br>
My son is breastfed btw.<br><br>
ETA also why did you choose to go dairy free?
 

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I stopped eating dairy over 15 years ago (after reading <i>Pregnancy, Children & the Vegan Diet</i>). None of my children has ever eaten dairy products.<br>
For me it began as a health and environmental choice, but I have learned a lot from others regarding animal ethics and have chosen to use that angle to introduce the reasons for our dietary differences to my children.<br><br>
At preschool the staff prefers that we list our dietary preferences as "allergies" so that they can post it in each room for teachers and parents to see. But when asked I am honest about it, simply saying we are strict vegetarians. If they want to get into nutritional details, I offer to discuss it later or recommend websites or books for them to check out, or I talk about the many cultures in the world that don't/can't consume dairy products and are prefectly healthy, moreso than most western societies. Usually after finding out that I have been vegan for so long (and vegetarian for years before that) and that I have been through almost 4 pregnancies without dairy products and have multiple healthy children to show for it, they quickly realize that it can be a very healthy choice.
 

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Good on you for being vegan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I am glad people respect you, for some reason (some) people seem to think all vegans must be malnourished...Pfft.<br><br>
I am not vegan by the way, but I think that vegans have very healthy diets!<br><br>
By the way, thanks for replying in my other thread.<br><br>
I understand what you mean about my son feeling left out as he gets older but when the day comes I will make him a healthier alternative.<br><br>
There are lots of helpful recipes if you really look for them!!<br><br>
I found this one today (just want to share it as you might be interested)..<br><br><a href="http://www.godairyfree.org/Recipes/Dairy-Free-Desserts/Banana-Ice-Cream-and-Toasted-Coconut-Bites-Vegan-Gluten-Free-Nut-Free-Soy-Free.html" target="_blank">http://www.godairyfree.org/Recipes/D...-Soy-Free.html</a><br><br>
I think it looks pretty yummy <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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