Non-dairy milks are not safe swaps for formula (for example, never give soy milk in place of a soy-based infant formula). Both cow’s milk and non-dairy milks can be part of your child’s diet after age 1.
What milk is closest to human milk?
The most similar in composition to human milk is horse and donkey milk. It contains considerably more whey proteins (35-50%) than cow milk (about 20%), and the concentration of the most allergenic casein fraction αs1 is 1.5-2.5 g/l.
Is almond milk OK for babies?
Can babies have almond milk? Almond milks, and other nut milks, are not recommended as a complete replacement for dairy or soy milk for children under 5 years because they are low in protein. Many are also low in fat, meaning they have less kilojoules (energy) than full fat dairy or soy milk.
What do vegans give their babies instead of milk?
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. Milk alternatives, such as soy, rice, almond, hemp, etc., are not recommended during the first year of life because they do not have the right amounts of nutrients.
Is soy milk good for newborns?
Babies under the age of 1 shouldn’t drink cow’s milk, soy milk or any other plant-based milks, and stick to only breast milk or formula (with a little water after they start solids).