Milk Alternatives for Toddlers and Children
By contactus@orchardpediatrics.com
July 29, 2019
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We know that deciding what's best for your family can be confusing. To help you sort it all out, here are parents' frequently asked questions from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about cow's milk alternatives.  Read more...

Milk provides protein, fat, calcium and Vitamin D.  So what are the alternatives if your child doesn't like it or can't have dairy?  

This chart shows how milk alternatives differ in the amount of protein, fat, calories and iron they provide.  You can also use the calcium RDAs chart and "Sources of Calcium"  foods list below to make sure your child is getting enough.  

 Sources of Calcium

  • Yogurt, plain, low-fat (8 oz.) — 415 mg
  • Mozzarella cheese (1.5 oz.) — 333 mg
  • Yogurt, fruit, low-fat (8 oz.) — 313–384 mg
  • Cheddar cheese (1.5 oz.) — 307 mg
  • Milk, nonfat (8 oz.) — 299 mg
  • Soy milk, calcium-fortified (8 oz.) — 299 mg
  • Milk, 2% (8 oz.) — 293 mg
  • Milk, whole (8 oz.) — 276 mg
  • Orange juice, calcium-fortified (6 oz.) — 261 mg
  • Salmon (3 oz.) — 181 mg
  • Cereal, calcium-fortified (1 cup) — 100–1,000 mg
  • Turnip greens (½ cup) — 99 mg
  • Kale (1 cup) — 94–100 mg
  • Ice cream, vanilla (½ cup) — 84 mg
  • Bread, white (1 slice) — 73 mg
  • Broccoli (½ cup) — 21 mg

 

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