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Whole milk or skim?

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Did anyone see this article from NPR over the weekend?  “Whole Milk or Skim?  Study links Fattier Milk to Slimmer Kids”  It made me start thinking: Why do we drink milk anyway?  Calcium?  There are lots of ways to get calcium – kale, broccoli, almonds, sardines.  I don’t think I have ever had a sardine.  Hmm.    Sounds salty.  What about soy, almond or coconut milk?  I’m thinking about these issues since our little guy just turned one today.  (Happy B-Day Baby B!)  The NPR article also made me think that we don’t know what we are talking about.  As soon as one study proves one thing, the next moment another study says something different.  And usually it’s the opposite.  I can’t keep up.  I like the last paragraph of the blog.  Basically, we have much bigger things to worry about than skim verse whole milk, like soda for example!  Although, I’m not sure I agree with government bans.  That’s a little Big Brotherish.  But really, you may be giving your kids skim milk but are they eating a bunch of other crap?  I also don’t think the article means that giving kids skim milk is bad either.  Just in case that is what you are already doing.  It’s just another study proving…something which may be disproved next year.

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Author: Adrienne

Attorney and Professional labor and postpartum doula.

4 thoughts on “Whole milk or skim?

  1. We’re whole milkers. My reasoning is that healthy fats are essential for growth and development. So less about calcium, more about good protein and fats. Regarding calcium, some studies have shown that the body doesn’t absorb much or any calcium from milk or soy milk, and in the case of soy milk, sometimes loses stored calcium in the digestion of it. Crazy huh?

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