Girl mind your damn business
Nut milk is fine, check into soy for high levels of estrogen. My son has had hemp milk, soy milk, and almond milk.
I would not advice soy milk. Not unless she wants a hairy daughter. It is also not a good option for a boy either. Almond milk is not bad, so long as it isn’t the one off the self as the aluminum in the packaging is absorbed in the milk. There is hardly any almonds in it anyways. Research it. Goats milk is another option and is easier to digest for humans.
My son is lacoste intolerant so he drinks almond milk. Hes fine. Pediatrician recommended it for an alternative to regular milk cuz even the lacoste free milk gives him runny poops.
Mine only drinks soy milk since 1 because she is allergic to cow milk so nothing wrong with it
I just want to know why it’s your business.
We’re vegan and we drink fortified soy milk and also pea milk (it’s better than almond milk) my sons been drinking it since he turned one. He’s 2.5 now and has met all his milestones and is as healthy and active as can be. There’s nothing to worry about.
I had to give my son almond milk after he turned one because even skim milk was making him so constipated he was crying everytime he had to poop.
The whole milk is basically for fat content. I don’t like soy products cause it turns into estrogen, but almond milk is not bad for them !
There’s nothing wrong with that. That truly is a “to each their own” scenario"
Butt out! Not your kid!
My daughter started drinking soy milk at around 13 months. She never liked whole milk and her pediatrician said soy milk was a good alternative for real though. Her child, her choice.
Mind your business damn
My daughter wouldn’t take cows milk at all. She only drinks water and has done since just after her first birthday. She’s perfectly healthy. I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about as long as they’re getting the nutrients they need
You should mind your business and focus on your children and not comment on someone else parenting.
Mind. Your. Own. Business.
As long as she is getting a proper diet, milk does not matter after a year old. Also feeding a 9 mo old food is perfectly fine. Look into baby led weaning. We have done it with all of our children and they have all been fine with zero malnutrition. Our pediatrician is aware that we do this as well and supports it. As long as baby is growing and thriving and the pediatrician has no concerns, let your sister be. Babies under a year old go to the pediatrician every few months, so the pediatrician would know if her baby is suffering from malnutrition. Our 8mo old is over 20lbs and wearing 12-18mo clothing. This is pretty typical for our kids (they’re born super tiny, and then grow very quickly and turn into massive sized kids with how they eat). We have always started feeding them what we eat during the day as soon as they show interest in foods (usually 6-8 months old). They get maybe a bottle to two bottles a day and then a bottle at night and then the rest is real food. As long as they’re eating enough and a good variety of foods, and they’re gaining not losing weight, it’s not a concern. As for milk after a year old it really isn’t needed with a balanced diet. Many places all over the world do not rely on cows milk like Americans do. You need to chill out and let your sisters pediatrician handle things. And they will if they believe the child is in a state of malnutrition.
Honestly, it isn’t anyone’s business other than her and your brothers on what they feed their child. It doesn’t matter if she lactose intolerant or not… she can still have soy/almond milk. If her pediatrician doesn’t think what they are doing is right, then their pediatrician will let them know.
She will probably take much offense to it especially being a first time mom if you approach her and you can really hurt that relationship.
We only did hemp milk from 1 on, way more nutrients than dairy milk.
At 1 milk isn’t their main source of nutrition so it shouldn’t matter. As long as they are eating healthy solids they’ll be fine.
My niece was also nine months or eight when she started her on almond milk, she was breast fed and my sister in law wanted a small break but I don’t see why you need to butt in or have the reason to act like it’s your decision cause you were told differently:tipping_hand_woman:
Almond milk is all I drink and there’s nothing wrong with that I’d rather drink that then a bucket of puss and it’s not your child why the fuck are you in her business! It’s not your kid not your problem
Not a good idea unless child has issues with whole milk.
The reason we are supposed to give whole milk is because it has a lot of fat in it. This is important because small children need that extra fat to develop their brains and other organs. This can also be done with a wide variety of healthy high fat food alternatives but not many small children would be into eating them all. So whole fat milk is a winner for most families
We aren’t vegan or lactose intolerant and use soy milk in our home. Personally I think giving cows milk to kids is strange, they aren’t baby cows. My oldest breastfed until she was 3 and our family doc gave me a hard time about not introducing cows milk but guess whose child it is? Mine!
Whole milk is what’s recommended. Soy and almond are not the best alternatives. But the baby should be fine as long as they have other dairy products.
My daughter is 2 1/2 and has never drank cows milk, only almond milk. She is 100% perfectly healthy, and advanced in all categories.
My 1 year old had an allergy to regular cows milk, found out through his urine. It made it way too acidicy. We thought it was diapers, as he was constantly getting a bad diaper rash, but after we ran out of options, we bought every kind of diaper, used every kind of ointment we could and every tip and trick, finally, we got the advice to switch him off of cow’s milk, and put him on almond milk and have had ZERO issues. Milk isnt a 1 year olds main source of nutrition, so as long as theyre eating meals and correctly like they should be, there should be no concern for the child. Even my pediatrician has okayd it.
I’d say it’s really non of your business let her bring up her child her own way
We only drink almond milk we aren’t cow’s so why drink their milk
How to choose the best type of milk for your baby & toddler - My Little Eater This is a great resource from a pediatric Registered Dietician about choosing a type of milk to offer littles.
cows milk…its literally for cows i think all kids would be just find substituting milk for other foods and drinks…i mean ughhhh im grown and cant stand the taste
We arent doing whole milk either. Cows milk and dairy is SO bad for you!! I suggest you do some research on it and see what you think
Soy will mess with the hormones and bowel track if injested on a daily rejamin, however,it does have its advantages of given in small portions like just in cereals or such.
Most people do food in the morning and formula at night but they let the kid have sippy with formula. It is her child and it’s really not your place to be trying to change it give her advise but u can’t force her to change her mind
The fats contained in whole milk are important for cognitive/brain development. After formula, they should have whole milk until at least 3 years old. The first three years a child grows the most and the fastest. Very important to provide the right nutrition, especially for brain development.
Seriously… quit sticking your nose in places it doesn’t belong
Soy milk is less nutritious than almond milk. I would suggest oat and almond milk. My daughter is 18 months and she has yoghurt and cheese in place of milk, because I’m allergic to dairy and we just share the almond milk. I think it’s perfectly fine as long as it’s in line with a balanced diet. I don’t think it’s your place to question her decision though, regardless of your opinions. I understand your concern however it’s really not a big deal.
When my granddaughter turned one, she was put on soy milk because of her intolerance to regular milk . Yet she was fine with regular formula. . There is no problem with that. And the pediatrician will ask her how she is tolerating it.
So you don’t need milk at all they can get what they get from milk in other foods. My son has a milk protein allergy and doesn’t like substitutes so we just make sure he gets it in other foods!
My son’s pediatrician said if we don’t want to do cows milk, soy milk is next best, and if not using soy, the next best is almond milk.
I’m sure she’s done her research, but you should probably do yours. Humans do NOT need cows milk. If she wants to give her child almond milk, that’s perfectly safe for her to do so. Mind your own
Let her raise her child how she wants. I’m assuming her doctor will tell her if there is a problem.
None of your business
Both of my children have cows milk allergies they have both done soy milk and almond milk as soon as they were taken off of formula! Both of my children are healthy with no health issues! Sometimes it is what’s best for our children do research there is no harm! It’s safe ask the Gastro and the specialist! Been there done that!
I never did soy milk because I read it has been linked to an increase in breast cancer risk. My daughter was also severely allergic to it.
Almond milk has been a saving grace. She was on it until 2 and transitioned to 2% and she’s just fine
You don’t need cow milk at all, so yes, almond or soy is fine as a replacement for cow milk. After one year they need more than breastmilk or formula offers and should be relying on solids for their nutritional needs. Baby should be nursing or drinking formula normally until 1 year (they may want to continue this after because it is part of their routine and brings comfort). Food can be given after 6 months but should not be considered the primary source of nutrition until 1 year. That said, I don’t think it’s typical that a baby will be happy to just suddenly switch over.
My daughter started refusing bottles at school around 9 or 10 months (eating solids) but continued to nurse at home until almost 2.
How about you mind your own business
Why is it your business. Let her raise her own child
Dude. Back off. Not your child, not your problem. Clearly you haven’t done any research either. Or you would know almond milk is fine to give. And that as long as the child has a well rounded diet, they do not need formula all day.
Why don’t you do some research!!!My son had soy formula as a baby and after 1 I gave him almond and he is perfectly fine!!One of the smartest in his class actually!A perfectly healthy 12 year old boy!My 3 yr old the same thing except he had organic non gmo soy as well!The whole thing about us needing another animals milk is nonsense!Our children are fully capable of developing a healthy brain without drinking from another animals tit!
I mean…my kids went straight to water and weren’t given any milk. it’s really none of your business.
Its hilarious that people think its their business
Whole milk is not necessary. At all. We’ve always only done oat and soy milk. My 4 children have never even consumed dairy, in any form. They’re all healthy and growing perfectly. She’s the mom, let her make decisions for her own child.
My son is allergic to dairy and drank soy milk. He did fine.
I think you need to do some research
If there’s no allergy, its not a problem. I give my 1.5 yr old daughter almond, pea, whole, and oatmilk.
My eldest daughter stopped drinking milk (formula) all together at 10mo and couldn’t get her on any other form. Sometimes it is ok if they are just on solids. I am sure she has talked to the Dr about this. As for the milk soy is just as safe and good (if not better) than cows milk. Let her give her child whatever she wants. Let her do what she does if baby is gaining weight, has wet diapers, is healthy than she is fine. I’m sure mom and Dr are working together what is best. I rarely say this, but best to stay out of it.
Mind your business moms usually know what’s best for their child especially if/when they tap into their mother’s intuition. Again mind your business that’s your niece but her child.
Sounds like the typical none of you buisness situation! If your that curious do your own dang research.
Casein. An enzyme in cows milk causes cancer quicker than almost any other enzyme. She is making an excellent choice in choosing not to consume cow’s milk
Here’s some advice: mind your business
My daughter only drinks almond milk it is healthier than soy
My son went from soy formula to almond milk when he turned one, he’s doing great I see nothing wrong with what she’s doing, mind your own business lady
Mind your own business. Geez
Whole milk is definitely recommended but regardless I agree with you and she needs to talk to her pediatrician to make sure the extra vitamins are not needed. Our drs said to avoid soy milk. Our family has a line of fertility problems is why so soy isn’t wanted
Not your kid, and as long as they aren’t abusing him, it’s not your concern sorry, but stay in your lane
Borden whole milk seems to be the best milk without causing lots of allergies… Just FYI… For those people who have normal stores and use regular life stuff…
What part of her raising her baby is any of your business
I wouldn’t take nutrition advice from a bunch of internet strangers. Talk to your dr. Seek the advice of a registered dietitian.
My eldest refused formula and milk at age 1 onwards for at least a year. He would scream and throw the bottle/cup at the wall. Total no. In the end we just gave him extra yoghurts/cheese. Something calcium rich with every meal. Butter on toast. He’s now 11 and fine. Funnily enough he now loves milk!
Motherhood Without The Woo is my suggestion…you’re getting 90% woo and crazy here…
Babies don’t actually need milk of any kind. Humans are the only species that consume another species milk. A baby can get all their calcium, iron, etc from other sources. In fact, milk isn’t even the greatest way to get these nutrients. You’d have to drink a LOT of milk to get real benefits from it. As for cutting back formula before their first birthday, they can get their nutrient from other sources in combination with formula/breast milk. They don’t need to get all their nutrient from the bottle/boob. Calm down and let your sister in law parent her own children. Stop micromanaging or over analyzing her decisions.
Almond milk/ soy milk are perfectly fine alternatives. My 7 month old is EBF and during the day he rarely drinks milk he only eats big boy food. He drinks breastmilk all night though
My daughter had whatever was in her dad’s fridge and whatever was in mine. I’m lactose intolerant so she drank almond milk when she was with me and then drank whatever milk at her Dad’s. Personally I believe milk is species specific but whatever floats the boat. As long as the kid is adequately fed, the type of milk doesn’t really matter.
A friend had to put her son on goat milk because of allergy
You have no idea if she’s done her own research or talked to the pediatrician about it. But FYI she doesn’t have to get approval from them. This is her child. Ultimately SHE says what she’s going to do with her kid, no you and certainly not the pediatrician. Also I think you might want to do some research yourself since your clearly clueless about cows milk. First time mom or not she will know what is best for her kid and will learn on her own. Eating solids not eating solids, giving the baby formula or not she knows exactly what’s she wants to do for her child and her child knows what they want to eat or not. I got shit for not giving my kid Gerber. If I wouldn’t eat it I’m not giving it to my kid. Then I got shit for only giving my first kid strictly formula but my son didn’t really seem interested in food just formula and when i tried he would either get constipated or diarrea so I didn’t give him solids until I felt he was ready. I wasn’t going to force him and his little body then cry with my son watching him because he couldn’t poop. My other kids have been different and I do what I see is best. Two of my kids were strictly on soy because they kept vomiting the regular formula and guess what none of the doctors wanted to change it. They said it was normal. It’s not normal for my kid to vomit so much formula and have the runs so I changed it even when the doctor said they didn’t want to and it was the best decision I could of made. We know what is best for our kids period. We also don’t like other moms telling us how we should parent so please just let her be. ESPECIALLY because she’s a first time mom.
This kind of gives off “I don’t like SIL and need to find something wrong with how she parents her child” vibes. Did she actually tell you she did no research? Or that she didn’t consult the pediatrician? Or are you assuming?
I say mind ya business
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. My son was on soy and almond milk when he turned 1 (as advised by our pediatrician since he was lactose intolerant). Honestly, it’s her baby and she can choose how she feeds it!!!
Its a parents choice, if you are not the parent its not your place to sit back and judge. Even Drs do not agree whats best. I suggest leaving it up to the parents and parent your own children.
My youngest grand daughter is exclusively almond milk since she was about a year old. Pediatrician recommended almond milk since she has a milk allergy. She just turned four and is doing great. She’s on target for height, weight, mental development etc. She definitely needs to talk to her pediatrician before doing that.
Mind your business. If the child is healthy, fed, and taken care of, leave her alone.
I don’t know why it matters? She’s not feeding the baby pop or something unhealthy.
Why don’t u raise your kid and let her raise hers. If you want to do research then do it on the proper websites. This just seems like pettiness against some one who doesn’t think the same as u
Look up Game Changer on Netflix. Super informative about how animal products affect our bodies, and how much healthier plant-based diets are for humans.
I feel like this is you putting down FTM!!! U should be ashamed of yourself!!
Honestly I think the main thing you need to do is stay in your lane. Let her be the parent. Just because she doesn’t do what you think is correct doesn’t mean she is doing anything wrong. Highly doubt you were or are perfect.
Why not let your sister in law worry about her child? Just because she does something differently than you, it doesn’t mean it’s wrong
Or you could mind your own business and let her parent how she wants to parent. If she’s talked to her pediatrician about it and her pediatrician is ok with it then just leave it alone because it isn’t your baby. I would be pissed if someone tried to tell me how to parent my son
This is between your sister in law, your brother and the pediatrician. Do your brother a favor and back off.
Do you think a cows milk is better?
Not your kid, not your problem.
My daughter refused white milk, so we did almond instead. Perfectly fine.
Your SIL just called. She’s vegan/Vegetarian now. Problem solved. like what does it matter? And I love love the part were you say - randomly does what ever she wants to. Ummm it’s her baby?? Don’t we all?
On a serious note. It seems like you are watching and trying to find something wrong with her parenting. Maybe you are just looking out for her. But I’m just getting a vibe when you went on to explain she gives the child a bottle at night and feeds her food during the day. I feel like your trying to find something wrong. It you want to be helpful do some research on the internet. Present it to her. Don’t ask here. Cause I’m telling you most the people feel the same vibe I’m feeling.
- my daughter is lactose intolerant and she’s doing great on almond milk.
It’s nice of you to be concerned about the child but I think you should let her do the parenting.
Mind ya damn business.
Cow milk IS FOR BABY COWS.
My youngest has been drinking almond milk since he was 1. He is in the 90th percentile for weight, and over the 100% mark in height. He has a healthy diet AND drinks a shit ton of almond milk.
I would say he is just fine… sooo worry about yourself and let her be a mother.
Your probably one of those people that tells others how to raise their kids. Mind your business. You will just piss her off.
Soy milk isn’t all that healthy. Babies need fat in milk for brain development.
Both my kids were fed food and whole milk at 6 months. They were healthy !
Love that you are concerned but it’s really non of your concern unless your paying for the almond milk than okay but otherwise just stop.