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Are Plant-Based Milks Safe for Babies?

In this episode we're talking about:

  • Why some toddlers can't drink milk and if you can't drink milk which are good milk alternatives once the baby turns 1
  • How to read a nutrition facts panel and what nutrients to be mindful of for added sugars, salt, fat and protein
  • What to do if your baby can't drink milk and you want to try a milk alternative like pea milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk or rice drink
Katie Ferraro

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Can babies drink plant based milks? And what are the best plant based milks for toddlers? In this episode we’re looking at the pros and cons of soy milk, pea milk, almond milk, rice drink, coconut milk and oat milk for children. We don’t substitute fluid cow’s milk or milk alternatives in place of infant milk prior to 12 months of age…but for families who don’t or can’t drink cow’s milk this rundown of plant-based milks will help you choose an alternative for use after your baby turns 1.

SUMMARY OF EPISODE

In this episode we’re talking about:

  • Why some toddlers can’t drink milk and if you can’t drink milk which are good milk alternatives once the baby turns 1

  • How to read a nutrition facts panel and what nutrients to be mindful of for added sugars, salt, fat and protein

  • What to do if your baby can’t drink milk and you want to try a milk alternative like pea milk, soy milk, oat milk, coconut milk or rice drink

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Other BABY-LED WEANING MADE EASY podcast episodes about cow’s milk / plant-based milks mentioned in this episode:

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