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Gee whiz, I belong to a "Babies" board and the topic today was intro. whole milk. Someone wrote in saying she'd just started at 9 mos. and what was everyone else doing. I said it's safest to wait until 1 year b/c of the chance of allergies developing later. OMG<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> She was p*ssed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> NO, her dr. told her to intro at 9 mos. and she's certainly read enough to know that it IS safe.<br><br>
Geez, and I thought peanuts were complex enough. I thought everyone agreed about milk.
 

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I thought this was common knowledge! I remember this being the norm when my 12 yo was a baby! You did the right thing by offering her a different take on the milk issue. I wish people wouldn't blindly follow what the dr says. I have done it sometimes too though. Sorry you got your head bitten off.
 

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I was reading a baby food book at a friend's house today. It recommended starting whole cow's milk at 6 months and that it should become your baby's primary drink by a year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
The name of the book is 'First Meals : Fast, healthy, and fun foods to tempt infants and toddlers— from baby's first foods to favorite family feasts'. Healthy. Right.
 

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Well, it sounds to me like she was asking for opinions, or maybe she only wanted to hear from people who agreed... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:<br><br>
I think I am going to wait a good long while to introduce cows' milk to my kids because I have type I diabetes and it has been linked to early intro to cows' milk. I'll tell you, if avoiding milk could've kept this from happening, what a shame! I think my kids'll be fine without...<br><br>
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Here's another issue about dairy--cow's milk, specifically:<br><br>
"In a study of rats given high doses of oral antibiotics (Rowland, Archives of Environmental Health 1984: 39(6); 401-408), half-life for excretion of mercury increased from 10 days to >100 days; if also on milk diet, >300 days."<br><br>
So you have a 12 month old and switch him/her to cow's milk. Maybe he's had a cold, or gets an ear infection (sometimes from the cow's milk--that's how we learned my son doesn't tolerate dairy). So the doctor puts the baby on antibiotics. THEN you take the baby in for 12-15 month shots--which may or may not contain thimerosol, which has mercury in it.<br><br>
And then you have a toddler whose body cannot excrete the mercury in the vaccines because of the antibiotic/dairy/thimerosol combination. If the body can normally excrete the mercury in 10 days, but with antibiotics and dairy it takes 300 days, yikes! And then you have high autism rates springing up in the U.S.
 

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Like gurumom and rubidoux said! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
We don't even drink milk in our house, we just use it for cooking and pouring over cereal. Most of the benefits (like the vit. D) are added anyway and so therefore aren't as readily absorbed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
I KWYM about your head bit off... I used to post at a mainstream board and I had to quit because a good 50% of them were doing Ezzo and CIO at 2mo old! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> :puke
 

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I know where the whole cow's milk thingy is coming from I think. A doctor at my pediatrician's practice said that some doctors think you should start with one ounce of skim milk, gradually increase to four, then use one percent, two percent, ect.<br><br>
But she didn't mention starting at six months!! And how rude for her to ask and then be a jerk about it. I think people who do that are the ones who are very passive-agressive IRL or just non-confrontational or repressed. Gee, I really hate that!<br><br>
Well, I am not going to worry about cow's milk for a while, but I do feel really weird eating my peanut butter on my toast in front of my baby. I brought a sandwich to my office once, and one of my co-workers was one of those highly allergic people, she had to go home! Just the peanut fumes I guess! She told me the next day that if her husband eats something with nuts and kisses her, she goes into shock. Not real fun. I was never paranoid about food allergies until i heard all that.<br><br>
I feel like everyone in the Mainstream is in a really big hurry. Sleep through the night. Get weaned. Get on the potty. You know, it only lasts a few years. Like my mother thinks its just awful I lie (lay?) down with my son when we are visiting because I can't rock him. Some nights we just sit and read stories, but if I help him to sleep its bad because he'll get used to it! Oh the horror.
 

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ITA with DW's mom. Babies are only little for a very short time. What's the big rush? I want to enjoy every little stage that dd goes through. Even the ones like she is at now when it takes her 2 hours to get to sleep because she spends 1 hour of that crawling around on the bed, then laying back down, then doing it all over again. <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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Thanks guys!<br><br>
It's just so strange to me. We all profess to want what's best for our kids and yet it's sooo easy to get set in our ways and just refuse to admit that there could possibly be another perspective. yikes.<br><br>
I mean, come on, science is always changing; ie. Grandma told me to put butter on ds' burn. And, I'm sure there are still lots of folks to swear by that one.<br>
Can't we admit that maybe milk isn't the best source of nutrition when they're LESS than a year????<br><br>
sigh<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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