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Are cartons of almond milk a good substitute or supplement for mother's milk for a baby?

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Dr. David Galbraith
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

The nutritional content of most milk substitutes is not in most cases sufficient for a baby.
That includes almond, rice, and goats' milks. Even cows' milk can cause problems but mainly because it's actually too strong for babies and quickly lead to iron deficiency if taken in excess. Regular infant formulas or soy or specialty formulas are the best choice for supplementing breast fed infants.

In brief: No

The nutritional content of most milk substitutes is not in most cases sufficient for a baby.
That includes almond, rice, and goats' milks. Even cows' milk can cause problems but mainly because it's actually too strong for babies and quickly lead to iron deficiency if taken in excess. Regular infant formulas or soy or specialty formulas are the best choice for supplementing breast fed infants.
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