American Academy of Pediatrics changed its milk recommendations for babies

by Alenka

Once the baby reached his first birthday it is time to introduce a new (or old?) fun product: milk! But… which one? There is quite a selection. Actually, American Academy of Pediatrics just changed their guidelines regarding the introduction of milk into baby’s diet:

There’s been a major change in baby nutrition advice, but it’s gone nearly unnoticed.

This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed its recommendation that weaned babies be fed whole milk until they’re 2 years old.

Instead, after weaning, kids at risk of being overweight — or whose families have a history of obesity, heart disease, or high cholesterol — should get reduced-fat 2% milk between 12 months and 2 years of age.

Honestly, I didn’t find this change as dramatic: it applies only to the families with history of obesity, heart disease, or high cholesterol… actually, whose family hasn’t encountered one of those? So I guess this change is quite important in the end if we want to further reduce the risk for our kids of getting one of those dangerous conditions.

Read more at Web MD: Baby Milk Recommendations Changed.