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soya milk: from roz on 2008-05-11

can anyone tell me please, should children only drink soya milk and avoid other milks?

cheers anyone x

soya milk: from Peter on 2008-05-11

Only a very small number of children need to avoid cows milk for medical reasons. Cows milk is a very useful addition to the diet for children, It should be full fat milk, not skim or reduced fat.
For those children not able to take cows milk, goats milk should be tried.

Soya milk causes problems to more children than does cows milk. It is also a source of phyto-oestrogens that interferes with the sexual development in boys and girls. I would not recommend it for children.