How to choose the right for your child milk

August 12, 2017 17:51 | Feeding Children

Is cow's milk is the perfect food?Yes and no.Yes - for the cow's offspring.No - to the human offspring.For children aged one to two years, in which there is no intolerance or allergy to milk products, milk is a department store: it contains almost all the essential nutrients required for the growth of this age child, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals.The main value of dairy products is their reasonable balance, which is particularly important at a time when children are known for their poor appetite.While it is true that all of the available milk can be just as good (and sometimes better) to receive power from other sources - vegetables, beans and seafood.- The reality is that the children one to two years usually eat or drink dairy products in large quantities and with greater regularity than other products.The problem with all of these useful substances contained in milk, is that it was created for the growth of calves, kids and non-human.

Cow's milk closeup

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ter than human children, this is the problem of cow's milk.It is too concentrated.Cow's milk contains almost three times more protein than human milk, and more than two times greater than infant formulas.Further concerns causes excessive content in cow milk minerals (sodium, calcium and phosphorus), is three times greater than the content of human milk in artificial mixtures.How can the excess of these nutrients be bad for young children?The excretory system of the body is working hard to cope with the excess of substances that do not need it;usually unnecessary proteins and minerals.When the kidneys are dealing with food wastes with a high content (in cow's milk which is two to three times higher than in human milk infant formula or artificial), they have to work hard to remove excess.This excess is particularly poorly tolerated by the body in the first months of life, when the children's kidneys are not sufficiently developed.

Apart from these excesses in cow's milk, another reason why the Committee Meal at the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend using

milk as a main drink for children under one year , is a risk of allergies.As pointed out by allergists study if cow's milk given to children under the age of three months, about 25% occur in the future are allergic to cow's milk.

Cow's milk contains very little iron, necessary for the rapidly formed in the body of a growing child's red blood cells, and its consumption of children under one year may lead to aggravation of same-lezodefitsitnoy anemia.

milk types

milk differs in content of fat in it.Whole milk - this is what gives the cow.It contains 3,25-4% fat and about 70 calories per 100 ml.At 2% milk (low fat), the fat is removed, and such milk contains 50 calories per 100 ml.Skim milk (skimmed, lung) is substantially free of fat and has 35 calories per 100 ml.Since fats are met recently as a negative attitude, whether infants should be given low-fat milk?No!Dairy low-fat and skim milk are deprived of nutrients growing child.

Goat milk.The nutritive value of goat's milk is close to the cow, and calorie it has exactly the same.Parents claim that goat's milk is less likely to cause allergies than cow's milk, but as far as we know, no scientific studies have been conducted.Goat milk contains more essential fatty acids and

greater percentage of triglycerides having medium chain weight, this type of fat that can be more readily digested.However, goat's milk is poor folic acid needed to produce red blood cells.See, there

calcium sources

Where a child can get enough calcium?How to be a child who does not want to drink milk or is allergic to milk and other dairy products?In North America, calcium deficiency is rare, since a certain amount of calcium available in most products.The recommended daily calcium intake for children is 800 milligrams, but some nutritionists believe that these requirements may be high.500 ml of milk will provide the baby calcium daily norm.Note the following sources of calcium.

best dairy


sources of calcium

calcium *

yogurt, 1 cup

415 mg

milk, 1 cup

300 mg

cheese "cheddar", 30 g

200 mg

(2,5x2 cube5 cm)

macaroni and cheese,

200 mg

1 cup

cheese home,

155 mg

1 cup

best non-dairy


sources of calcium


sardines, 90 g


rhubarb, 1 cup

348 mg

chickpeas, 1 cup

300 mg

spinach, 1 cup

272 mg

kale and

cabbage sprouts 1 cup

179-357 mg

broccoli, 1 cup

177 mg

salmon (canned), 90 g

167 mg

canned beans (1 cup)



137 mg

gmelassa, 1 tbsp.Spoon

figs (figs), 5 pieces

135 mg

tofu, 90g

108 mg

almond oil, 30Mr.

75 mg

dried apricots, 1 cup

59 mg

dry beans (boiled), 1 cup

50-100 mg

* calcium content indicated in the middle and depends on the type of packaging and other similar factors.In fish (sardines and salmon) calcium depends on the amount of crushed bones in the fish.Leafy vegetables (cabbage sprouts and cabbage), although rich in calcium, are usually young children are not to your taste, but you can chop and mask in casseroles.

Dairy tips

• Do not give cow's milk as a drink for children under a year.Use breast milk and / or iron fortified artificial mixture.

• Skim (nonfat) milk is not recommended for children under one year.

• Let children under two years of full-fat milk.

• Milk low fat can be given to children older than two years.

• Milk low fat can be used between the ages of eighteen months to two years if the child drinks too much milk.

• For the majority of children aged one to two years should be to limit milk consumption of 700 ml per day.

• Get to know the symptoms of mild milk allergy or intolerance to milk.

whether the inscription label

: «With the addition of folic acid."If not, the children, the main source of power which is a goat's milk should consume other sources of folic acid (whole grains, legumes, meat and fish).

Yogurt. Perhaps even better nutrition for children from one to two years than plain milk, yogurt is made by adding bacterial cultures to milk Lactobacillus bulgaricus (Lactobacillus bulgaricus).These bacteria are similar to digestive enzymes and coagulating milk proteins contained converting lactose in milk into lactic acid.By making available of milk proteins less allergenic and changing the lactose, this culture makes yogurt more easily tolerated by some children aged from one to two years, suffering from an allergy to the protein of fresh milk intolerance or contained in milk lactose.Alternatively try yogurt milk beverage which is a yoghurt prepared more fluid consistency so that it can be poured or drink.

Yogurt is the ideal food for the baby, because you can cook from it so many wonderful children's meals: you can spread it on bread in combination with other ingredients, you can prepare from it sauces, gravies, puddings, and also use it as a useful healthcreamer, put a potato instead of sour cream and add sauces and custards.

Milk with lactase (Lactaid). milk with lactase is produced by adding lactase enzyme to the milk.He breaks down the lactose into simpler sugars, allowing the milk is more easily digested in the gut with lactase deficiency.Alternatively, one can purchase a lactase enzyme in the form of tablets or drops, and added to regular milk.

artificial milk (imitation milk)."Non-dairy" cream, for example, made from corn syrup, vegetable oils, emulsifiers, stabilizers, flavoring agents, and they sometimes contain certain components of milk, such as sodium caseinate. This is not milk substitutes, and should not be given as a beverage to infants and children.