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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is the documentary "what the health" true? will a plant-based diet be beneficial to my 1 year old and 2 yr old kids? they still drink milk from bottle so thinking of going vegetarian instead of vegan. current diet consists of rice, meat & veggies.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Be cautious: A vegetarian lifestyle is fine for those who grow up with it & know how to supplement the areas where common vitamin needs are met. Just deciding to do so for a kid at any age can deprive them of important nutrients that will make them sick. If this is your goal meet with a clinical nutritionist to learn what you need to do to avoid these issues. The bottle needs to stop now anyway.

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