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January 22nd, 2011, 08:13 AM
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While we're on the topic

I know after 1 kids should get whole milk if they are drinking milk to get the fats. When Kaija transitioned we all just drank/used whole milk and it was no problem. When she turned 2 we switched to 2% and prefer that really. So now what do we do with Kolbie? Just buy 1/2 gallons of whole for her? Can she have 2%? I guess I'm confused about something that should be pretty easy
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:18 AM
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When my brothers were babies, my mom would just buy whole milk for them, and 2% for the rest of us!

We'll probably just do that for Livi! We drink skim, so whole would be a pretty big jump up!
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:23 AM
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My pedi says toddlers under 2 need whole milk b/c they need the fats in it.
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:25 AM
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That would be a big jump! I'm part farm-kid and can't let go of the fatty wonderfulness in my milk

I actually don't anticipate Kolbie drinking much cow's milk, she's pretty hooked on the boob. But right now she does get a sippy cup during meals since she's got to have what everyone else has. It just has water in it for now but I wanted to add milk later on.
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Whole milk is more money and we just drink 1% or 2% just depending on the date on the milk when we buy it. Sometimes I would bye whole but only when it's on sale maybe 3 times a year.
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January 22nd, 2011, 08:51 AM
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Our kids are the only ones who drink milk in our house so I just buy whole for them. We drink almond milk, so if we drank cow's milk I'd probably be buying skim for us and whole for the boys. It's really based solely on their need for the extra calories.
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January 22nd, 2011, 09:05 AM
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I prefer skim and thats what i always made dh buy but now he is THRILLED M gets whole milk so he shares with him
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January 22nd, 2011, 09:22 AM
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Sam - I have a feeling DH will also be thrilled when Jed gets whole milk. I would buy skim, but I compromise and do 1% for DH. He loves whole milk...he will probably drink more than Jed!
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January 22nd, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Diana, that's the other reason we switched. It's only like 30 cents but it makes a difference!

I think I'm going to see what the caloric difference between whole and 2% is and go from there. Either that or we'll all switch back to whole for a year, no big deal.
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January 22nd, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Diana, that's the other reason we switched. It's only like 30 cents but it makes a difference!
Ours is 60 cents and we use about 4-5 gallons a week at our house as all of us drink a lot of milk so that's about $11 a month.
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January 22nd, 2011, 11:54 AM
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That's a lot of milk!! We use 4-5 gallons a month here!
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January 22nd, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I just buy two separate milks. We drink skim or 1% here.. so does our ds. So i'll just buy a separate whole milk when the time comes.
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January 22nd, 2011, 12:57 PM
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I was just discussing this w/my parents this morning. My step mom drinks skim milk, my father & I drink 2% and if we're still here then we'll buy Ashlyn her own whole milk. So we'll have basically everything here lol
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January 22nd, 2011, 02:11 PM
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I would get whole milk from Kolbie. The extra fat and calories is important and 2% doesn't have enough for most babies until they're over age 2. We did whole milk for Lily and now she's on 1% since DH likes some fat in milk. I drink skim (as do my parents that live with us) so we just buy two types. We'll be buying whole for Violet and then Lily will move down to skim and DH can drink Vi's whole milk when he wants milk.
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January 22nd, 2011, 03:21 PM
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My pedi told us we could start giving Ben a little bit of cows milk now if we wanted. (No more than 4oz/day) I think she gave the ok because he is so big already! Lol! I did ask her if he needed to just drink whole milk and she said he could have 2% if we wanted and that would be fine too. Ben loves it! He gets a little at dinner time with the rest of us and chugs it down FAST!
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January 22nd, 2011, 04:05 PM
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In Australia, under the age of 2 full cream milk is recommended. Same with full cream yoghurt. We switched to skim milk (2% milk) as they boys turned 2. Dh drinks whole milk so we'll still be getting two different sorts anyway so no problem once dd drinks it too! It is interesting that someone said whole milk is more expensive as over here, it is much cheaper than skim .
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January 22nd, 2011, 06:00 PM
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^^ You would think whole milk would be cheaper than skim because there's so much less processing done to it! Makes no sense to me!
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January 22nd, 2011, 06:17 PM
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Since I don't drink milk this topic is so foreign to me!

What about soy milk? Alyssa is on Soy formula.

Soy has estrogen so I doubt I'd do it anyways--but could you?
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