Non-Dairy Milks and Child’s Development

 

New Guidelines: AVOID Plant Milks & Several Cups of Dairy for Kids

Video taken from the channel: Mic the Vegan


 

Soy, Almond or Coconut: Which Non-Dairy Milk Is Best?

Video taken from the channel: Seeker


 

10 Homemade Nut & Non-Dairy Milks, Vegan Recipes + FREE EBOOK!

Video taken from the channel: Mind Over Munch


 

Non Dairy Milks For Infants & Children | Myth Busting

Video taken from the channel: Nishti’s Choice


 

Yes, most plant milks are bad for kids (thoughts on that “non-dairy milks make kids shorter” study)

Video taken from the channel: Unnatural Vegan


 

Q and A: Doesn’t my child NEED cow’s milk?

Video taken from the channel: Veggie Doctor TV


 

Should I Give My Child Cow’s Milk?

Video taken from the channel: Joyous Health


Non-Dairy Milk and Child Development. A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that lower heights were observed in children who did not drink traditional cow’s milk. 1. The researchers examined 5,034 healthy children in Canada between the ages of 24 and 72 months. When they compared children who regularly drank cow’s milk with those who did not, the.

non dairy milk’s impact on child’s development Milk is considered to be one of the staple foods among kids’ diets. As soon as the child is born, he is fed breast milk, and as he grows, doctors and older experienced people recommend parents to feed milk to their child after every meal. Non-dairy milks, such as soy, coconut and almond milks, seem to be non-dairy trendsetters, but are they right for your children?

Allergies or dietary choices, such as paleo or veganism, may lead a family to choose a dairy-free alternative. NON DAIRY. Example: All kids 5 and under should avoid drinking flavored milks, toddler formulas, plant-based/non-dairy milks, caffeinated beverages and sugarand low-calorie sweetened beverages. Parents offering non-fortified goat’s milk should consult with their child’s doctor or Registered Dietitian to see if additional vitamin D supplementation is required.

The nutrient content for both milks are otherwise similar; see Table 1 below. Nutrition Guideline Healthy Infants and Young Children. A panel including the American Academy of Pediatrics released recommendations stating that children under the age 5 should avoid plant-based milks. Unless a child has dietary restrictions, cow’s milk is recommended for children ages 12 months and older to help supply protein, calcium, vitamin D. Milk can play an important role in a child’s nutrition, from an infant drinking breastmilk to a toddler eating cereal with milk to a teenager putting milk into a smoothie.

Cow’s milk, specifically, provides a variety of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that kids need to support growth and development. It’s best just to have your child start life without dairy products. Cow’s milk that is not organic contains growth hormones to increase milk production.

These additional growth hormones are also a very bad idea for human beings, especially very young human beings whose immune systems can be especially fragile. Milk allergy: 2–3% of kids under the age of three are allergic to cow’s milk. This can cause a range of symptoms, including rashes, vomiting, diarrhea and severe anaphylaxis.

List of related literature:

It has been investigated by including cow’s milk, breast feeding, wheat gluten, vitamin D, and E.18 Early, introduction of cow’s milk in infants contributing to the development of childhood T1DM is equivocal27-30 and may also depend on genetic susceptibility.

“Sadikot's International Textbook of Diabetes” by Kamlakar Tripathi, Banshi Saboo
from Sadikot’s International Textbook of Diabetes
by Kamlakar Tripathi, Banshi Saboo
Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2019

milk, mature milk, and milk produced after 12 months of lactation; (2) influence of fatty acids in human milk in relation to brain development; and (3) effect of maternal diet on the fat, protein, carbohydrates, minerals, fat-soluble, and water-soluble vitamins in her milk.

“Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review” by Smith
from Comprehensive Lactation Consultant Exam Review
by Smith
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016

To this I answered that children are not capable of normal development if they do not have natural whole milk.

“Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Womens Diaries Memoirs and Documentary Prose” by Cynthia Simmons, Nina Perlina
from Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Womens Diaries Memoirs and Documentary Prose
by Cynthia Simmons, Nina Perlina
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003

It has been proposed that genetically susceptible children who have been exposed to cow’s milk at age 3-12 months (prior to gut closure) may develop antibodies to ABBOS.

“Diabetes in America” by National Diabetes Data Group (U.S.), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
from Diabetes in America
by National Diabetes Data Group (U.S.), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 1995

Lactose intolerance can be a congenital or secondary condition but in the majority of occasions is developmental, that is, genetically programmed to develop after about 2 years.

“Handbook of Food Products Manufacturing, 2 Volume Set” by Y. H. Hui, Ramesh C. Chandan, Stephanie Clark, Nanna A. Cross, Joannie C. Dobbs, W. Jeffrey Hurst, Leo M. L. Nollet, Eyal Shimoni, Nirmal Sinha, Erika B. Smith, Somjit Surapat, Fidel Toldrá, Alan Titchenal
from Handbook of Food Products Manufacturing, 2 Volume Set
by Y. H. Hui, Ramesh C. Chandan, et. al.
Wiley, 2007

Early work with premature infants suggested a benefit of human milk as compared to term formula on intelligence at age 8 years, but these results are difficult to extrapolate to the present because both formula and breast milk are now fortified (Lucas et al, 1992).

“Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book” by Christine A. Gleason, Sherin Devaskar
from Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn E-Book
by Christine A. Gleason, Sherin Devaskar
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Infants may react to cow’s milk and soy, but most of them outgrow this sensitivity by age 4 years.

“Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach” by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
from Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications E-Book: A Nursing Approach
by Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, Suzanne Dorner
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Milk volume is not affected by the mother’s diet; rather, the infant’s regular sucking triggers the hormones prolactin (for milk production) and oxytocin (for milk ejection and let-down).

“Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing” by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing
by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

Casein hydrolysate formulas, for example, have a strong taste and smell and may be unacceptable to a young child drinking from an open feeding cup, particularly if the milk intolerance develops after the child has become accustomed to the taste of cow’s milk, but are usually well accepted by infants under 6 months.

“Manual of Dietetic Practice” by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
from Manual of Dietetic Practice
by Briony Thomas, Jacki Bishop
Wiley, 2013

Limiting milk intake makes the child hungrier for other ironrich foods and prevents gastrointestinal blood loss in children whose anemia is aggravated or caused by inflammatory reactions to proteins in cow’s milk.

“Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children” by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children
by Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

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  • I have no experience with other non dairy milks. But I do know oat milk. In the ebook it says to blend for 12 minutes. But that is a huge no, at least in my experience. Since you will end up with a very slimey milk, and no one wants that. 30 seconds is enough, and soaking just leads to a more slimey milk. And adding few cashews to the oat will yield a much richer milk.
    And even if you aren’t vegan or lactose intolerant I suggest switching to home made non dairy milk, it’s much more healthier, better for your skin, it can be packed with so much protein and fiber and some of these milks are very cost-effective to make, not to mention none to minimal waste

  • Yes, the dairy industry agenda, but let’s take dietary advice from a guy on YouTube with an eating disorder that looks like he suffers from jaundice ��

  • Maybe any milk beyond two years of age is not necessary and we have become accustomed to to assuming that it is…so move beyond that thinking and provide children with other sources of protein and fat-that aren’t laden with antibiotics, growth hormones, pus, etc…

  • Hi, is it ok if I go dairy free (No cows milk and other milk products) for my 1 year 8 month old daughter. She is breastfeeding right now. But what after she is weaned is my concern….

  • Great video! Directly to the point and easy to understand! I’ ve been researching food and nutritions for over 20 years now and I am so happy that you help spread the word that food is medicine. How do you react if your girl is invited to a birthday party where they serve cows milk yoghurt or ice cream? I don’t wanna exclude and restrict my child but on the other hand there are of course certain beliefs (no cows milk) that I want to live by (… if you know what I mean) Keep up the amazing work!! Love your channel & will definitely try some of your recipes!

  • Thanks for this video Joy! What type of cows cheese do you recommend? My daughter isn’t a big fan of goat or sheep cheese. She loves drinking sheep milk though.

  • Cashews are never truly raw. Right off the tree, cashews cause severe burns and rashes like poison ivy because they’re in the poison ivy family. They must be steamed or boiled to remove the toxic oil so consumers can buy them

  • New moma here and my baby is only 6 months. Lately, ive been producing less milk. After watching this, I wonder what kind of milk to give my son. We live in the Philippines so sheep’s and goat’s milk aren’t that common (and popular). Is oat milk or almond milk ok for my baby? Hoping to hear from you soon. Thanks.

  • Hi anthropologist here!
    I agree with you about cows milk not being necessary. However, it WAS a part of our evolution depending on your ancestry. If your ancestors were herding cows you have evolved to be able to digest cows milk and use it for nutrition. If your ancestors did not, you won’t be able to.

  • Yes, brainwashed people will use this recommendations as an argument against plant based diet. So what? Let the natural selection take care of them and their infertile children.

  • If you find a good pediatrician, they will tell you all this. When our oldest was born, my ped was pretty emphatic that soy milk is the only appropriate alternate due to its fat and protein content. We’re her only vegan patients and she’s gone above and beyond to research nutrition and give us the best advice. Also, my kids are all in the 99th percentile for height and my third baby was born at 10lbs 1oz! I’ve read recently that isolated soy protein and pea proteins found in mock meat like gardein increase IGF-1 similar to meat (which my family does consume a lot of)… so I imagine that might contribute to their height? That and my husband and I are fairly tall.

  • Hi Joy, my baby is 14 months and I still breastfeed her but like you, my milk supply has decreased substantially! I have a mom friend who donates me some of her breast milk but my question is until when do I have to give her milk (breast/formula/goat). When is it that she won’t necessarily need the milk intake anymore? For some reason I feel like I can never get a clear answer on this.
    Thank you so much for the video and please please post more about baby/ toddler food. Us moms need so bad to learn and share more on this subject.

  • Is it best to avoid the “block cheeses” sold at the grocery store (such as orange cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, etc.) and stick to artisan-type cheeses? Is there anything specific to look out for when it comes to goat’s milk cheese that may make it more processed? Thanks!

  • Your videos are very informative even though I’m not vegan I used
    To drink a gallon of milk everyday and since I quit it improved my health to a higher degree

  • I don’t connect milk with strong bones any longer. But I see it as a very good source of fat-soluble vitamins. Raw milk is excellent! Although not everyone is good with dairy, as some have developed intolerance to it. The only reason why milk has become harder to digest is because they have become pasteurized and is now lacking the enzymes for our bodies to digest it properly. Although some may tolerate Goat’s milk better than cow’s! I personally do better with Carabao’s milk than Cow’s. But I can definitely see the difference when I drink raw milk and UHT milk, the latter giving me painful bloating, gas and surely a pimple the next day!

    We were once against dairy, but after years of research and experience, dairy has become a better source of vitamins than any plant milk that is full of anti-nutrients and phytic acid (unless you get the sprouted nut milks). In the end, it really does depend on your body as some can tolerate milk and some can’t. Our bodies are all different and there is no one right answer for everyone.

    You guys should look up DAPHNE RELOADED on Youtube! She drops some surprising truth bombs.

  • Breastmilk is causing cancer, bc cholesterol and saturated animal fats. Drink rice milk. You are not a baby human, bro.

    Vegans dont have to sell you anything… yet EVERY SINGLE VEGAN VIDEO is sponsored.

  • Thanks for the above Joy, appreciate it!
    Could I swap cow’s milk for Almond milk instead? I usually let my son who is 3 drink a glass of milk if he did not have a really full dinner.
    With our first I was unable to breastfeed since birth, we are currently expecting our second child and was wondering what I should look out for when looking for a milk powder for our baby when she comes along.
    Thanks heaps!!

  • People always forget to mention that cows milk contains actual mammalian estrogen, and has been clinically proven to raise estrone levels in both sexes and reduce testosterone in men

  • Mic, cherry-picking studies to prove your point does not constitute sound scientific evidence, as anyone can do this to prove almost any point if they try hard enough. You need multiple studies that show concordant results in order to prove your point.

  • Mic, someone asked me how to go vegan today! I explained the basics and told them to just watch your videos and Forks Over Knives. Keep up the good work!

  • For the countless numbers of infants n childre whose moms can’t or won’t breastfeed them, animal milks are the next best thing therefore no need for all the vegan food obsessed babble therfore myob n stfu

  • Do you have a video covering foods you prepare for babies and toddlers? I need quick and healthy ideas for my one year old who will only eat beans, tortillas, and my smoothies.

  • All I know is the western diet is killing us with diseases…. and over medications…. and by the way you are such a good mom!!!!!

  • Great advice. I gave up cow’s milk a couple of years ago and switched to soya which I really love the taste of. I’ve heard mixed reports though about how good soya actually is for women. Some advise it’s brilliant, others say the complete opposite. So much contradictory info out there. Anyway, great content as always. ��

  • Hi Joy. This topic is timely. I’m in the middle of reading your book Joyous Health. One of the suggestions I’m trying to implement is to wean myself off of milk. So far, I’m failing. I really enjoy milk with my coffee. I’ve tried almond milk, but the texture and aftertaste…yuck! Can you recommend a good brand of Almond milk that doesn’t taste like $h!t? Thanks! Love your channel.

  • This is a great topic to discuss. The evidence is clear, however, many countries (like mine) still have this food group in their health recommendations, so it’s very confusing for everyone, specially when the pediatrician is the one insisting on give them cow’s milk. You mention the effect on teenagers with acne, but also people with asthma can also find many benefits skipping this milk because of mucus production.
    So i think the most important thing to do here if anyone are still undecided to take the next step is to make your own investigation about it. You can find research all over the internet. That way everyone will have solid argument when people ask for more reasons why they are making this decision.

  • Bravo! Great presentation!! The milk “debate” has been an issue for a long time with me because I never was truly given sufficient info to come to a decision.you have started me down that road and I know there is more to be found. Please don’t apologize for taking the time necessary to give understanding of the matter. That’s why I watched your video! I subscribed and rang the bell looking forward to more info on various nutritional subjects from a competent source.

  • Cows milk is for baby cows.

    People who drink cows milk are babies.

    Cows are raped and their babies taken away so that baby humans in adult bodies can consume food meant for babies.

    So remember to tell your kids when they eat cheese that this is rape food and a baby cow was taken from its mother so that you could fulfill the needs of your taste buds.

    Oh wait lol you will never tell your kids the truth about dairy.

    That would be something adults do lol

  • I have to use almond milk because my partner is allergic to soy. I think almond milk also has a lot of sugar…:( still going to drink it! Lol

  • I quit “dairy” July 2018 my life changed for the better 95% cramp freee! I couldn’t believe it!! I btw don’t like milk but “ripple” is good! great alternative for dairy free ppl:) always challenge yourself first and see how your body reacts 😉 give it time 1-4 weeks when you make changes…you’ll see for yourself -I’m not “vegan” but have enjoyed many vegan products!! Quitting meat was easy but dairy was not…so now I find all my yummy butters and cheese at Sprouts and Whole Foods!:)

  • Soy milk is GMO poison. So are fortified drinks and flours. Cheese, canned coconut cream or heavy organic cream are best (low or zero sugar).

  • A few notes:

    1. What is good for adults is not necessarily good for children. A lot of us would do better with less drinkable calories, so something like unsweetened almond milk could be better than even unsweetened soy (assuming protein is met from other sources, of course). Obviously, babies really benefit from drinkable calories, particularly vegan babies. One of the biggest drawbacks of vegan for kids is fiber, which is one reason why foods like soy milk and fortified infant cereal are absolutely vital. Check out some of the “what my vegan kid ate in a day” videos and see how many times a day these poor kids have to eat because of the amount of vegetables in their diets. (not all of these videos are bad, but a lot of them are)

    2. There are more commercial non-dairy milks with comparable levels of protein, fat and calories to cow’s milk than I mentioned (like Ripple and Rice Dream’s “Boost” line with pea protein), but I either couldn’t find them in regular grocery stores or they were expensive. It is definitely promising to see so many brands developing protein-rich milks.

    3. This info seems useful in terms of what to look for when choosing plant milks for kids: labeled fortified or enriched, at least 6g protein/cup, at least 30% DV of calcium and vitamin D, and less than 10g of sugar/cup http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/nutrition/if-nfs-ng-healthy-infants-other-milks-fluid-plant-based-beverages.pdf

    4. And just in case…SOY, ALMOND, COW, OR ANY OTHER MILK IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR BREAST MILK/FORMULA. This may seem obvious, but too many babies have died because their parents fed them quinoa milk or whatever.:(

  • The manager at my nextdoor corporate grocery flirted and tricked me into revealing my favorite ingredients that they do not sell. And then they monopolized them and bought out all they could, scalping for 1000% inflation. Nobody buys them there, 99% of shoppers dont even know what they are. I have to watch them mold every time I go to buy salad. Independent grocers I usually shop at cannot stay stocked, I used to get all my favorites for 1/10 cost. The corporate store now throws away more than a hundred years worth of very potent ingredients, every month. Why is monopoly and scalping not a crime? Please boycott Safeway, Fred Meyer, Walmart, and any establishment affiliated with Kroger. All of these entities are actually the same.

  • When I was young, children were TINY, even with like growth hormones in animal products I consumed as a child, and now, kids and teens are HUGE bc of these hormones, why would that be better to anyone? Let’s see how unhealthy these children become when they are older, how obese and/or sick with chronic illness.

  • I’m not vegan but I did decide to finally give up milk, I drank like a gallon a week and now I drink about a half gallon of almond milk every two weeks. My digestive system has greatly improved, no more bloating, no more diarrhea, no more horrifying gas (it was bad) and surprisingly, no more asthma. I do kinda miss milk but the benefits outweigh my cravings and I imagine after a while I will no longer crave it.

  • Okay I get that people are ma about this, and some of them are actually making valid points, but I have a super hard time eating legumes, and other sources of protein, so I’d rather drink some soy milk and get on with my life knowing I had more protein than I normally would have.

    I want to try to replicate nutrients found in omnivorous diets, so I try to eat as much protein and calcium a meat eater would get.

    Hate me, but that’s just what I do, but I have found that oat milk is creamier

  • I really appreciate this video because we are not vegan, but we are having to learn to navigate the vegan world due to our son having a dairy and soy allergy. I didn’t know dairy was in SO MUCH lol. So obviously this presents a problem with his milk once he is off his special formula. Thank you for this video, great info!

  • It’s hard to take that study seriously. Many children who are on plant milks are allergic or ill in other ways which could impact their height. Was that controlled for?

  • Coconut milk is the only milk
    Any adult Should consume.
    The rest are full of poisons.
    Wakey wakey sleeping blind puppets
    Stay Hard Sissies ��

  • I’ve never liked milk as a child and probably drank it once every few months, and I’ve always been taller than average. Obviously, I know there can be exceptions but milk with height shouldn’t necessarily be correlated.

  • Kids don’t need cow milk or any other milk to grow…..that’s a misconception….they need only mother’s milk that too it should stop once they develop milk teeth…that’s how mother nature designed it for humans��

  • I grew up on formula, after the age that I quit formula (12 months apr) I never consumed milk, dairy or non dairy. I hated it and refused it. Nor did I eat yoghurt or cheese. I am taller than both my parents and at the age of 10 a doctor send me to a specialist because they were worried I would grow too tall for a girl (wtf) based on some xray’s they wanted me on meds for it. I refused. I am now 5.7 and 40 yrs old. so……bs

  • You can’t replace milk. None of these will ever be the same as real whole milk, not ultra pasteurized. Real milk just does things you can’t do without it. You can’t make mozzarella with any of these milks. You can’t make butter with any of these. You can’t have buttermilk fried chicken with these. Mmmm I’m hungry

  • As far as labeling milk alternatives as ‘milk’, I think it would be reasonable for them to just print “Fewer calories than milk!” pitches on the cover. Everyone wins

  • This study didn’t control for parental height either. I’m below 5ft. I don’t have kids, but I’d expect my kids to be shorter than average regardless of diet. Maybe vegan parents just skew shorter.

  • Just for your info the hight is base on your background ancestry not by a fucking milk for example in Asia and south central kids are shorts??? So what that mean??? Most people drink cow milk your studies are lying to you I have drink milk all my childhood life and I don’t get any taller??? Government keep waging your brain so you don’t give up in a dairy industry so they pay government to keep shit afloat.grow up and do your research plus try to travel outside your country and have different points of views.

  • This is so funny because my daughter and her best friend both love drinking cows milk and they are both super short for their age. I’m 5’7” and my husband 6″ so I have no idea where it came from. What’s wrong with being short anyway ��

  • A woman over 45? There’s a lot of reasons why the plant estrogen in soy would benefit you. Like stopping you from having “old lady skin.” If you notice Asian women, whom usually consume a lot of tofu, another soy product, age more “youthfully.”

  • Not a big fan of modern processed milk but there’s something in there that allows children and animals to grow and develop fairly normally. On the other hand, a nut milk diet would result in severe malnutrition.

    As for raw milk that’s a genuine miracle food, put some down and watch your cat go crazy for it

  • Haven’t watched the video yet but I was just looking at the almond milk I buy (the Sprouts generic brand) and there is so much garbage added to it. Why not just almonds and water? Maybe some maple syrup or something for a bit of sweetness and obviously the vitamins are fine, but what’s with these gums? What are those?

  • I only read the beginning of the title and I was ready to get really mad because I literally never drank cows milk because I hated it with a passion and came out perfectly fine but then I understood the study properly and considering that I’m a tiny tiny piece of an human maybe they are very right ahahhahahha

  • Hey Mike thanks for the great content in your channel. I’d love if you could make a review and assessment of these very recent findings here please: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/health/red-meat-heart-cancer.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage and https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2752328/unprocessed-red-meat-processed-meat-consumption-dietary-guideline-recommendations-from
    I’m sure I’m not the only one who got very confused by these. I trust you because you always do thorough research and use peer reviewed studies and look at funding sources etc. Thanks so much for the help, best.

  • I grew up on cow’s milk and I am 6 feet tall. You could already tell as a baby I had the genes to be tall it wasn’t from cow’s milk. I was an extremely long baby.

  • When I was 4 years old in Nursery School I used to help the teacher get the milk for milk and cookie time. It was one boy who couldn’t drink milk and we made a soy powder and water drink for him. It was the precursor to liquid soy milk and it was decades in the making. I used to mix this up for the teacher and I found out why. That poop stunk like nothing I ever smelled before I actually wretched! The more I made it the more used to it I got but that poor kid couldn’t we didn’t even have pre-made plant milks for him to have at school. I was 4 years old. Very long time ago and just writing this brought that initial smell back to me makes me shudder!

  • Oat milk is the way to go! It higher in calcium than cow milk and it has a good amount of fiber. It does not contain compounds that mimic any hormones (like in soy) You can get all the benefits from oats, like lowered cholesterol, from drinking oat milk. Plus, It taste great!

  • Looking at the nutrients, or lack there of, of the various options it does seem, in my opinion, that soy and oat milk are much better than almond, coconut, and rice(arsenic).

  • I’m already a pescatarian and have been shifting to cutting dairy out of my diet next. I found out recently that I have a very very bad soy sensitivity problem. So sad!

  • I LOVE cow milk, I have it every day, but due to health reasons I have been trying (and failing) to cut it out. These options will definitely help me out.

  • If you research online and look up Vitamin D for Vegans and Calcium powers and plants based Vitamins or eat vegs which has Calcium and Vitamin D for your bones. If I know about this type of eating and lifestyles when I was younger I would choose too eat this way hands down. To be honest when I was growing up and drink calcium from animals..which I am short so it doesn’t have too do with heights. Lol interesting vid though.

  • my babies doctor side we have to start cows milk soon for the PROTEIN factor. She actually didn’t mention Calcium. I suggested Almond milk, but she rejected the idea. Is ORGANIC MILK really non hormonal, non anti biotic?

  • It’s scientifically proven that nothing you can eat or drink will affect growth. How tall or short you will be is literally in your DNA and your DNA only, lol.

  • So with this logic all vegans are not human, you’re a vegitable. You are what you eat.

    Drink milk you’re a cow
    Eat a carrot you’re a carrot.

  • As a Vegan, watching people with toddlers is just hard now. They are all red faced, full of congestion, hot as fire, crying all night as the fight to breath while congested beyond belief. Zero water intake, juice or milk. I literally run trying not to get my face coughed in��

  • I am lactose intolerant, so I often use plant-based milks. I have noticed a concerning trend. In my local grocery, there are fewer and fewer soy milks. Most of the milks are almond or cashew, and I know that soy milk is the one that’s most nutritionally similar to real dairy milk. This makes me concerned for children who don’t drink dairy milk since parents may just buy whatever is most prominent on the shelf. Plus, if someone is really that concerned about ethical eating, I’ve read some things suggesting that the cashew industry has some issues.

  • Lol my doctor said I couldn’t be a vegetarian when I was younger because I was anemic. Come to find out it was because how much milk I drank! I’m dairy sensitive now and been vegetarian for 2.5 years.

  • I do not agree to one part. Before I proceed with my opinion, for record I am a vegan.

    For every research people need money. So if there are research around plant milk, would not vegan associations fund them? Cos I believe in the cause and it is related to my belief?

  • I have a friend whose daughter drinks a CRAZY AMOUNT of whole milk. I’m talking many cups a day. Her mom says milk is all she ever wants. Neither of her parents, and none of her grandparents are above average height. But she is in the 1% of height for kids!!! She is freakishly taller than other kids her age. She’s also on the plump side (but not “fat”…or at least not yet). Maybe its that the cows milk is making the kids taller and NOT that the plant milks are making them shorter. Did that ever cross anyone’s mind??

  • Taller people might make superior basketball participants, etc., however, please prove to us that rapid growth creates superior health or I Q….? I think not.

  • I drank f tons of dairy my whole childhood. I’m 5’4 and the shortest person in my entire family and extended family… So I call BS on that study.

  • Even using language like “regular cows milk” is disturbing to me—-there is nothing “regular” about milk meant for baby cows being marketed to humans!