fresh milk for babies?

Philippines
June 19, 2007 1:48pm CST
This is for parents out there. I want to consult a thing about feeding our little ones if fresh milk is really appropriate for babies whose age is more than a year. My daughter is 2 year old now and her pedia told us a little details about feeding her fresh milk or a full cream milk. Do you think its appropriate and safe? Which one do you think is more helpful, the freh milk or the full cream milk? Thank you.
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@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Jun 07
i personally give my little girl 2 percent milk, and i am going to work my way down to 1 percent as she get's older. my older children complain about it but they really can't tell the difference.
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I feed my daughter powdered milk too as prescribed by her pedia as I am not aware of the 2 percent of milk thing, sorry for my ignorance. can you please elaborate more, 34momma? Thank you very much!:)
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Hey Alice, 2% Milk is much cheaper than regular Milk. don't you have it there in your Country?
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Jun 07
i am not sure where you are from. but here in america milk comes in whole, 1 percent, 2 percent, soy, fat free, that kind of thing. so depending on the age of the child should determine what kind of milk you give them
@ntotsch (19)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I think 2% milk is good for a child over one--i mean whole milk has alot of fat in it, but skim doesn't have enough. Little ones need some fat, so i go with 2% --but you have to limit their intake. If your talking about fresh milk as in straight from the cow, i don't know--is there a risk of diseases being in that the child could get? or getting sick from it? I'd say as long as its safe, i'd go with fresh.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 07
am sorry but i can't understand about the 2% milk you are talking about. is it a full cream milk? sorry for my ignorance about the thing. thank you for posting :)
• United States
19 Jun 07
2% means that 2% of the weight is from milk fat instead of it all being fat.
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
ic, thanks for clearing that out. thanks:)
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Hi, Alice where have you been? Buzy, that is ok, just don't forget about us. You were missed. I think whole milk is Ok. My gran-twins just turned 1 yr, old on June12, my daughter started them on regular milk. Whole milk, I suppose 2% is better. Nice to always hear from you, next time don't stay away so long, It is always good when you can come back when you want, I am always glad to here from the old users, have a nice day! Hug the Kids for me.
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I missed you too, Marcia. Glad to be back again hahaha. We have our broadband connection now so it's easy for me to post on the web these days but i'm kinda busy doing my part time work so I don't really have much time staying here :) As fr the topic, I really don't know about 2%milk because we only have regular milk in powdered form made especially for babies or infant milk as they called. after that we have growing up milk for one year and up but I haven't heard about the 2% milk thing. What does it look like? Is it in powdered form or in liquid. I really missed you, marcia! as well as 34momma:)
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Like the other person said it has less fat. it looks like regular milk, you can buy a gallon or 1/2 gal. or a qt, or pt.
• United States
21 Jun 07
i know nothing about this, but in china , most parents always prepare partial cream milk.
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
20 Jun 07
I think fresh milk is good for them which have less fat content and more protenious and in the same way if it is partly diluted then even good for the digestion and helps in constipation free.
@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
Well, I say you can give fresh milk to your kid. When my boy had turned 2. I consulted his doctor about it and was advised that i can already give him fresh milk. My baby was really a big baby that time so we were just advised to give fresh milk once a day. or we can just go with skim milk which my baby hates.
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I was a member of a program called WIC and they said when you are just starting out on milk whole milk is ok but you should slowly work your way down to 1% milk. We have been drinking 1% milk for about 2yrs now. My youngest is 3 and we worked her down to 1% milk really fast and now she dosnt even notice the diffrence.