My pediatrician is pretty up to date on the vegetarian issues with raising kids. He just said make sure it's not a low fat soy milk. I did a lot of searching and comparing the soy milks for my 13 month old, and in the end decided to go with Silk with Omega DHA or whatever they're calling it. It has a total of 5g of fat/cup, but it also has added omega fatty acids, which are what is vital for brain development. We also haven't completely dropped his soy formula, and sometimes mix the two. We also provide plenty of Stonyfield Farms O'Soy yogurt, so he's getting plenty of fat.
I doubt you'll find any soy milk with the same amount of fat as cow milk, but at least the Silk is high(er) in fat than 8th Continent and it's non-GMO!
Regarding the Soya Milk - slightly different question though - On the recipe tracker I can't substitute soya for normal milk. Do I assume that they work out as the same calories etc., more or less? Is this the right place to be asking this question? I have just signed up so apologies for being a bit 'green'.
Can any one recommend a soy milk that has enough fat in it(I am looking for the same fat content as whole milk 8g, for healthy brain development) for our daughter once she turns 12mons(she is 9mons now). Our pediatrition told us to make sure we find a soy milk product with enough fat for our daughter's brain growth. So far the best I have found is silk brand for kids, which has 6grams and extra vitamins. I hope this is not a silly question, but what about mixing a little coconut milk with the soy? I know coconut milk is very high in fat, but I am not too sure about giving it to my toddler, does any body have any advice? Thanks.
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