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At what age should a child switch from whole milk to 2%?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No less than 2
The brain of an infant is growing so rapidly in the first 2 years that there is a need for a continuous supply of cholesterol & fat to sustain it.
Whole milk provides that support. After 2 the rate has slowed & other dietary sources will be adequate. Whatever the family is normally using will be fine.

In brief: No less than 2
The brain of an infant is growing so rapidly in the first 2 years that there is a need for a continuous supply of cholesterol & fat to sustain it.
Whole milk provides that support. After 2 the rate has slowed & other dietary sources will be adequate. Whatever the family is normally using will be fine.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: One year
According to the american heart association, children after a year should drink skim or fat-free milk.

In brief: One year
According to the american heart association, children after a year should drink skim or fat-free milk.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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