I saw this article this morning on my FB feed and forgive me whoever posted it, I can’t even remember who did it! Anywhoo…this NPR article talks about a potential causal link between skim milk and heavier kids.
I think the NPR article was a little too light on facts for me and for some reason, I can’t pull up the BMJ article, but it does make me wonder more about this link…especially considering that we made the pediatrician recommended switch to skim at age 2 like so many other parents. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a parent making a choice to continue to give full fat milk at any age. However, I think at times we as parents (specifically parents who crave a more natural lifestyle) can jump on the bandwagon too quickly when we think that the “establishment” has led us astray. Do I think that full fat milk could be more healthy than skim? Sure. Do I think that there is enough evidence in this study to prove without a doubt that previous advice on skim vs. full fat is wrong? From what I have seen….Nope. And until then, I’m going to continue to follow what I think to be right as a Mom.
What about the other parents out there…how do you separate the hype from the fact when it comes to making changes like this for your kids? I would love to hear from you!