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I was only able to get my son to 1yo breastfeeding and now he is 13months, and at that age where the docs want you to give them whole milk as a transition. We are vegan and I would give him the milk, but I am really concerned (even with organic, etc.) about it and would really rather not. However, I know that the fat is the biggest concern, since they need it for brain development - so soy/rice milk aren't going to cut it (not that I want him to consume to much soy anyway). Since ideally he would be getting the fat from breast milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> does anyone have any ideas as to what we should do?<br><br>
Thanks a ton for your ideas, in advance!
 

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I care for a 13 mo and she doesn't drink any milk any more. She just drinks water. And she's not even vegan.<br><br>
If you are concerned you could do coconut milk but why not just have a good amount of fats in her diet? olive, flax oil, avocado, nuts/seeds, tahini, hummus.
 

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Our son really likes hemp milk the best. It has Omega 3, 6s, calcium, protein, Vit. D, etc. and tastes good. We buy the Living Harvest brand. It's got a little sugar, but is nutritious and we all like it. <a href="http://www.worldpantry.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/livingharvest/faqs.d2w/report#product" target="_blank">http://www.worldpantry.com/cgi-bin/n...report#product</a><br><br>
Here's another page too that talks about all the benefits of hemp milk in general:<br><a href="http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/benefits-of-hemp-milk/" target="_blank">http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/n...-of-hemp-milk/</a><br><br>
We also give him a liquid DHA/Omega 3 supplement from time to time in a smoothie.
 

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Nettles infusions are so yummy and my dd drank it and begged for more when she was 2. I did nurse her till age 2 though. Nettles has tons of minerals but no fat though. You will have to find that elsewhere.
 

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We alternated between hemp milk and soy milk from the time ds was 16 months old to about 2 years old. From 2 yo to now (he's 2 years 4 months), he drinks about 16 oz of soy milk, 8 oz of diluted juice and the rest of the time water <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> each day on average. He loves avocados, nuts, nut butters and we made smoothies with coconut milk (still do), so fats weren't an issue. Seems to be a-ok according to the pediatrician, whom he rarely sees except for wellbaby visits <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Good luck!
 
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