|Author:||Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:||
Thanks again everyone for your help. I think I have enough info now to make some good healthy dairy/meat free choices for my baby!
Edited by: SUESHOW at: 8/6/2007 (16:44)
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!
Edited by: JUSTME1974 at: 8/6/2007 (16:09)
Coconut milk has the following nutrition -
1 cup (240.0 g) 1 tbsp (15.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552Calories from Fat 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.2g88%
Saturated Fat 50.7g254%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
Total Carbohydrates 13.3g4%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g21%
Because coconut milk is 95% saturated fat it would not be your best option. If you want to add a fat to up it slightly then you want it to be of poly or monounsaturated choices.
Some moms who want to ensure total childhood nutrition until the age of 2 and don't want to offer cow's milk choose to continue to offer soy formula until the second birthday.
spark has a site for pregnant and new moms and babies called babyfit.com. You can probably find some answers to your question there!
Thanks for the info, but what about coconut milk?
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'.
Like Blueswoman, you can definitely make sure she's getting enough fat from other sources--like flax seeds ground up in smoothies or oatmeal, or avocado in sandwiches or even just plain!
On a related note, I've often wished there was an online nutrition tracker like SP for children that would give ranges according to age . . . .
I think the Silk may be your best bet. If your daughter is beginning to eat any foods you could also add soy yogurt,soy cheese, etc to her diet for extra fat
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?