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I live in AZ and we do not have any healthy clean milk sources. We cant even get grass fed. It all past. and ****. and NO RAW. wELL THERE is a raw milk dairy but its grain fed and it looks so dirty and the cows dont look good. ewwwww<br><br>
So I took the family off milk (not dairy just milk) and we are drinking almond milk. Is there anything else healthier? I hate drinking factory made stuff. We dont drink much though...
 

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I'm not sure if it's healthier but Hemp milk has way more fat then Almond milk. I recently tried it a the Green Festival here in Seattle and it was delicious. Unfortunately, Hemp milk is a newer product at my local Whole Foods so it's a bit more then we can afford right now...it's almost the same price as raw milk at $3.69 a quart.
 

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I haven't found any good replacement for milk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm allergic to milk... goat, cow, whatever. For some reason, it seems I can handle some raw goat cheeses, but not the delicious milk. I tried almond, rice, hazelnut, and hemp milk (personally thought the hemp was beyond gross), but none are worth drinking or putting in my coffee. I used to put coconut milk in my coffee... and loved that... but now I'm allergic to coconut as well.<br><br>
We have spotty access to milk, and neither of my kids is all that attached to it anymore. They happily drink chocolate rice milk when they are in the mood, or will add chocolate to raw goat/cow milk. They won't really drink it plain.
 

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I don't drink milk because I just don't care for it. Never have.<br><br>
I don't think it's a necessary part of the human diet past weaning age, it doesn't make sense that it would be since milk is by design, a food for young offspring.<br><br>
So I don't try to really substitute per se by using a milk-like product. If you are eating well, you are likely to pick up the extra calories and nutrients from the other foods you are consuming especially the other dairy products.
 

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I can't drink milk or have ANY other type of dairy be it goat or fermented.<br><br>
Plus, I'm also with velcromom on this one. I don't truly believe it is necissary beyond infancy and it's a different species milk meant for baby cows, not humans.<br><br>
Although, I do purchase hemp milk for cereal- sometimes I just can't stomach eggs right now- and I do like coconut milk smoothies and to put it in my dandelion "coffee". You could look into buy bulk hemp and making it yourself or make your own coconut milk too.
 

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I'm glad to see this thread. I had actually wondered about this because I've had to give up milk because I cannot stand the flavor of milk from grassfed cows. I've tried milk at one time or another from three different farms. Two fed some grain when we first started buying from them. At that point I could drink it no problems, but once they switched to grass I couldn't take the flavor. The other was always grassfed and I've had similar problems.<br><br>
Ds doesn't seem to notice the flavor difference and has no problems drinking it, but neither dh nor I can handle it. So....I've very sadly given up milk. We still eat cheese, butter, yogurt, but they're from the store and most likely from feedlot cows (organic or otherwise). I'm hoping whatever benefit I might have gotten from milk I still get from those sources, but wasn't sure, especially since my 6mo old is still EBF.<br><br>
For beverages with meals we've just stuck with water. We don't really eat anything else that would necessarily require milk with it so that probably helps some as well. The WAPF diet for pregnant and nursing moms calls for so much milk. Any ideas on how to replace the calcium, vit k, etc from a good grassfed milk with other sources?
 

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I'd give up milk in the OP's situation. I do drink a lot of it, because I can (not intolerant in any way as far as I can tell, and it's a big part of my genetic heritage), and I like it. I have a cow now, but drank a lot even when I was buying raw from a different source. But if I didn't have either of those options, I'd rather have no milk than drink pasteurized, homogenized stuff regularly. I think there are plenty of ways to get the nutrition otherwise, and unless I was dealing with a dairy intolerance, I'd order grassfed, raw cheese (there are some great places that will ship it). It can be a very convenient, dense source of good nutrition, if one has a quality milk available to them, but as the others have said, it's not necessary, and having no milk is better than bad milk.
 

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I don't tolerate dairy anymore (haven't tried goat yet, might when I find a good raw source) and mostly use coconut milk as a replacement in smoothies, baking and cooking. I've made sunflower seed milk which was okay and almond once.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't drink milk because I just don't care for it. Never have.<br><br>
I don't think it's a necessary part of the human diet past weaning age, it doesn't make sense that it would be since milk is by design, a food for young offspring.<br><br>
So I don't try to really substitute per se by using a milk-like product. If you are eating well, you are likely to pick up the extra calories and nutrients from the other foods you are consuming especially the other dairy products.</div>
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I have never cared for milk, not even as a child. I am totally grossed out by it.
 

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Where do you get coconut milk? Is it the canned stuff? I would like to try that. I buy my kids organic glueten(sp?) cereal and that pretty much the only thing we use it for now (the almond milk).<br><br>
What do you do about mashed potatoes or baking?
 

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Can you find goat's milk? The one they sell near me is low heat pasturized and non-homogonized (the fat globules are smaller, so they just don't do it). It's what I gave my DD from 1yr until I found raw milk at 3 yrs.<br><br>
I just don't drink milk. Even raw milk doesn't sit well with me. But, I don't miss it. Well, until I crave a latte, that is! However, I don't use any alternatives.
 

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Chicken stock in mashed potatoes is really, really yummy. And if you can find butter that you like, then you're set. But even without (which is what we do) it's still really good.<br><br>
I use a rice milk for baking--I rarely bake stuff that needs milk, though, so I buy probably less than 1 container per month. And we use coconut milk for things like pumpkin pie (yum, I haven't made that in ages and it's great), and I hear there's a good coconut milk yogurt recipe around (maybe several) but I haven't done that yet.
 

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Another that just doesn't care for milk, never really have. I like it in cereal, and with oreos and certain cookies... but other than that, not so much. Ditto the rest of my family... if we manage to go through half a gallon a week (between 3 adults), thats pretty good. I do bake with it. Can you get organic? I know thats **** homogonized and usually ultra pasturized, but its what we use/drink (raw milk's illegal in Ohio :eyeroll ), and I don't feel too badly about it! Failing that, can you at least find RBGH-free milk? I used to buy that on WIC cause' I couldn't get organic!
 

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I don't drink milk unless it's with something else (i.e. cereal, cookies, cake or some other type of sweet). I'm pseudo-lactose intolerant (I can have a serving of milk, but if I have more than that I'm in trouble). I CAN have fermented milk products though like kefir and yogurt without problems.<br><br>
Anyhow, I agree that it's definitely not something necessary. I'm not someone who thinks that it's bad to drink it if you can tolerate it though. Cattle-raising cultures have drank it (i.e. raw milk) for centuries/millenia and have thrived.
 

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We don't drink cow milk in our house. We drink almond milk & rice milk. We just tried organic oat milk for the 1st time and love it!! It's creamier than almond or rice milk, imo. My 4 y.o. loved it!<br>
For cooking/baking I've always used soy milk but since we don't use soy milk anymore, I don't know what I'll do for cooking. For baking, almond milk has worked fine.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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