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You Know You're a Mother When: Milk Rules

You Know You're a Mother When: Milk Rules

Along with the birthday cake and balloons, there's another reason mommies are jubilant on a child's first birthday — milk! When babes reach their 1-year mark, it most often means they can start chugging cow's milk instead of formula or in addition to breast milk. In most instances, it means mum can start stocking up on gallons of milk (about $8/week) rather than relying solely on the breast or expensive formula ($29/can). Instead of tossing on a nursing shawl or packing powder and bottles of water for a lunch date, mommy can relax and order a small glass of milk along with her soda. Moms who supplement with formula will be thrilled to cut that expense from their shopping list, leaving more room in the budget for wine and cheese!

Currently on the top shelf of my fridge? Skim for dad, 1 percent for me, 2 percent for my 3-year-old, and whole for the 1-year old. Yeah, we got milk . . . lots of it.

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LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
Yeah, no joke. And why not just compromise and get 1% for you and the kids. This is ridiculous and misinformed.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I breast fed my son past the first year. I limit cow's milk as it's not suitable for constant human digestion. So, no, not all mothers clamor for milk.
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 7 years
My baby's doctor actually told me to start giving her whole milk at nine months. She self weined off formula and bottles at 11 months. No one is saying you have to switch to cow's milk, it just have to be convenient for some mothers (like me). There is not doubt it does a body good, but as always to each their own.
crazykittylady crazykittylady 7 years
The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for TWO years. Not replacing breastmilk with cow's milk. I don't understand the rush to give children non-species appropriate milk.
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
i was happy about him turning 1 for this reason, (i dont like the idea of formula, and dont care for breastfeeding either)but he hated milk till very recently -now hes 22 months. still hates cheese. he ate a lot of yogurt but finally now prefers milk. i often crave cheese and pudding and creamy foods but milk not so much. btw if u live in the usa u should really be drinking organic there are A LOT of things in the milk there. hormones antibiotics pesticides....not healthy!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 7 years
I find it completely unnatural to feed your human children cows milk like it's a good thing. Right. Do your research and then preach about it.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
My almost 2 year old hates milk. Refuses to drink it now that he's off bottles. I pushed it for awhile, but gave up and just realized it's not in the cards. I just try to give cheese and yogurt and hope he'll be ok.
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