What is the best alternative to cow’s milk for babies?
Soy Milk – Because soy milk is nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk, this is the only plant-based milk alternative recommended by pediatric experts. For those with a sensitivity or allergy to dairy, soy milk provides adequate calories and protein for the growing toddler.
Do babies really need cow’s milk?
There is no need to add cow’s milk to your toddler’s diet (or the equivalent nutrients from other milks or foods) as long as your baby is nursing at least 3-4 times per day. Cow’s milk is really just a convenient source of calcium, protein, fats, vitamin D, etc. – it’s not required.
What milk do vegans give their babies?
After 12 months, vegan infants may be weaned with full-fat soy milk that is fortified with calcium and vitamins B12 and D. If a vegan or vegetarian baby is weaned from breast milk before 12 months, they should receive iron-fortified infant formula until they are 1 year old.