Question by  Phantasmality (36)

Is it okay to give my baby rice milk instead of formula?


Answer by  angie497 (40)

It is not recommended to replace formula with rice milk, or any other milk, for that matter. Baby formulas are specifically designed to contain the proper amounts of fats and nutrients for an infant, and these nutrients don't exist in plain rice milk. If your baby is having a reaction to the formula, check with your doctor for substitutions.


Answer by  dangauci (21)

Rice milk should not be given to children younger than two years as a substitute to formula milk. The main reason is that rice milk is low in fat and protein both much required for an infant who is still developing. Formula milk on the contrary is rich in vitamins and protein that help babies develop both mentally and physically.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If you are afraid of milk allergies or vegan, then instead of milk based formula, give your child soy based baby formula. Then you ensure she gets the right nutrition.


Answer by  Zoi (27)

It does not sound like a bad thing to do however I am not sure rice milk is nutritious enough for a baby so it is better that you ask your doctor.


Answer by  arn (18)

Breastmilk is best for babies. Though rice milk is very easy to digest it does not reach its nutritional value which baby needs in order for him to grow healthy.

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