So, after going primal over a year ago, we cut out milk for my 2.5yo son. We wanted to avoid growth hormones, etc. He was 1.5 then. We started giving him almond milk. Usually twice a day. A few months back I read about the calcium supplements in this stuff and how it's really not even useable by the body, then the omega 6 from the almonds, so I switched to cocunut milk, the carton kind. Only 10% of the RDV calcium, and then fat. Other than that there's not much in it. I'm at the grocery store today, and I had the thought, "Why am I giving this to my kids?" Really, there is no reason at this point. What I have been doing is giving him a chunk of cheese in the morning and evening, thinking this will take care of the calcium requirements (we also eat alot of leafy greens too). From all of this, I ask a few questions. Do any of you give your kids milk? Dairy, almond, coconut? If not, how do you ensure they are getting enough calcium? Is it necessary to give kids milk at all? Will a healthy primal diet take care of all their needs, including calcium?
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Milk and children