Post # 1
Little loves his milk. I mean LOVES LOVES LOVES IT! That boy could drink a gallon a day if we let him. He drinks about 25 ounces a day right now. He gets a little juice here and there and water too. My question is, would it be ok to give him some soy or almond milk too? He is 15 months old. Doesn’t have any allergies that we know of yet. He is a great eater. 99th percentile for weight. Yea, he is a toad.
Post # 3
Of course- why not? At 15 months you should be expanding his tastes. I give my daughter a little of everything as long as its not a choking hazzard.
Post # 4
Yes 🙂 You could try rice milk as well! I think most milks, even non-dairy ones, are enriched. Variety is always good! I’m vegan though, so non dairy is all I ever have!
Post # 5
I thought you were going to ask if we liked milk alternatives! I love soy milk so I was very excited 🙂 lol. So long as your doctor says it’s safe, I don’t see why you couldn’t let the little guy try it. I was the same way with milk when I was little (and okay, I still am – FI jokes it would be cheaper to buy a cow, which my dad always used to say too).
Post # 6
My friends children have always had issues with dairy milk and have always drank almond milk from a young age. No issues, the dr recommended it.
Post # 7
I just don’t want him to be getting all his calories from milk, so I thought if I offered some soy, almond, coconut or rice milk it would be good. He loves all food that we have given him. He even likes spinach.
If anyone has ideas on other things he can try and I am for it! My girls are 13 and 11 and I don’t think they had a good variety because their dad was an extremely picky eater. I do not want that for my little guy. My husband ( my son’s dad) is not picky so it makes things lots easier.
Post # 8
not a mommy, but the girl I babysit is inlove with Vanilla Almond milk. I’d say go for it! She’s 16 months 🙂
Post # 9
Cow’s milk is SO fattening. I don’t drink cow’s milk in general and I think that if most people researched it and knew what they were drinking NO one would opt to drink it. I love Almond milk, its delicious and would be easily accepted by a young child – looks the same and has a sweetness to it (especially if you get the vanilla).
Post # 10
Also, little man has 16 teeth, so can I give him pretty much everything my husband and I would normally have?
His typical day is like this:
Breakfast- oatmeal or pancakes/waffles, yogurt and a cup of milk.
Snack- fruit, cherrios or puffs and water
Lunch- quesadilla, peas, banana, milk
Snack- cherrios or some other cereal snack, milk
Dinner- whatever I make-usually meat, veggie and whole grain, milk
No bottle or sippy before bed