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Okay...to start, we are NOT dairy free, funny enough. I wish we were, because consuming dairy just doesn't make sense to me. But, it is one of those mainstream, "it's how I was raised", "how do we go on without cheese and milk" - kind of things. HOWEVER...in my effort to NOT consume all the hormones, thinking it's "wrong" to drink straight cow's milk (meant for baby cows, IMO), I started giving my girls soy milk after they were weaned (from formula, regretably). They are now 4 and won't drink anything BUT soy milk. I've turned them into soy milk SNOBS!!If we're out and someone offers them milk, they'll say, "Is it soy milk or COWS MILK?? YUCK!?!" HA! So, I have started buying organic milk for cooking, dh, etc. When it's on sale, it's actually cheaper than soy ($$$)!! But, anyway...my question....why is it so nutritionally deficient (as I've seen stated here)? I know, it has less fat, a little less protein, etc, but in light of how I feel about my kids drinking a whole glass of milk intended for a calf....how bad is it...REALLY???