Milk Does the Body Good

This kid loves milk. What baby doesn’t love milk, right?

Do you know how much organic milk cost?
I’ll tell you.
Depending on the brand, anywhere from $3.15 – $3.90 for half a gallon.

He think that’s funny.
He also thinks throwing food on the floor drive is funny and it drives his mother crazy.

Oh well.

At least milk does the body good.

I used to love milk. Like, love milk. I would drink a ton of it.

I haven’t enjoyed it as much in the last couple years, but every once in a while I’ll get a milk craving…

I need to figure out how to get a milk mustache on Lucas. That’d be cute.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

34 thoughts on “Milk Does the Body Good

  1. Oy, organic milk is a expensive! We buy it for all of us to drink, with the exception of Miss H, who has a milk allergy. She drinks soy milk and will only drink Vanilla soy milk.

    Looks like Lucas likes to keep his mama busy with laundry after meals!

  2. OK, so now I don't feel quite so bad about the food messes I clean up four to five times a day! It can get old, though, can't it?

    His eyes are so beautiful in the second photo!

  3. Actually, my babies never took milk in their sippy cups. And since they weren't on bottles (only breastfed) by a year old, they never did learn to like milk. Oh well! My doctor said that as long as they were getting calcium and vitamin D in their diet, they were fine. And, I have to agree with Anon for a minute. Do you know that humans are the only species that drinks milk from another species of mammal?

  4. I used to buy organic milk but now most regular brands don't use growth hormones or antibiotics, so we just get that. What are you looking for in organic milk, if I may be nosey? πŸ™‚ I'm wondering if I should go back to organic or not.

  5. Ugh, I just want to slap anonymous. Really? Thanks for your pointless and spineless comment. People sometimes, gesh.

    Lucas is adorable!! I love milk too!!

  6. Neither of my girls like milk…but either do I..and Ella now has a dairy allergy anyways…so I guess no big deal. Hubby is the only one who drinks milk in this house. Cute messy face!

  7. Oh how I love organic milk, I usually get mine for about $2 for half gallon. I buy it locally from this dairy farm that sells it in glass jars and it taste so freakin good!

    I can't get Xander to drink milk to save my life but that's ok he will eat cheese and yogurt and drink it in smoothies just not by itself.

  8. No matter what kind of milk you use, those photos do NOT make me look forward to having a baby! (I'm 30 weeks.) Whoa! Daddy can clean that up. Oh, and your pregnancy announcement is adorable. Great design.

    And, we just became Twitter friends, so I wanted to stop by and say hi!

  9. Oh Liza, cleaning up messes is just half the fun of having a child!! πŸ™‚ This is dinner, right before bath so we just throw him in the shower. Very easy clean up πŸ™‚

    That sort of makes me sad to hear you say that..

    So, I should not show you the pictures of spit up all of my new jacket or the poop explosion?

    kidding πŸ˜‰

  10. I have a question-at what age did you start giving him milk, I know you breastfed for a long time (something I applaud) is it 1 year that you can start giving them milk?

  11. we had to have Lauren on special milk for almost a year and it was horrible to pay twice as much as regular milk. Especially since she drinks about a gallon a week!

  12. adorable pictures! he seems to be having tons of fun! my baby is also crazy on milk – but I am as well, and so is her daddy, so we cant blame her!'and yes, organic is expensive and it's the best!

  13. Oh, I'm sure I'll think my baby's messes are hilarious! And I didn't think about being able to just throw 'em in the tub! But, if I can get the hubby to do the cleanup, I will be right there with a camera!

  14. what made you wean him, if you don't mind my asking. My original goal was 6 months, then 12, and now we're at 19 months and NO signs of stopping. I know how much you loved Nursing the cutest boy in the world- Lucas, of course- so why end that part of your relationship with him?

  15. Well, here we go again with some anonymous commenter (always anonymous aren't they? At least when I'm trollish I have the guts to put my name down.) making a moral issue out of a practical one. Why should the rest of us care that the animal kingdom isn't smart enough to milk cows? So what? Milk is good, quite nutritious, and I'm proud buy 2-3 gallons of it a week.

    I breastfed all of my kids until I got pregnant and the milk dried up. My oldest bf'ed until he was 2, so I don't think I'd qualify as one of those evil, mean mommies who puts no thought into what her children eat.

    Anyway, if you don't like cow's milk, why do you feel it necessary to make other mothers feel like they're WRONG, WRONG, WRONG over something as simple as cow milk? Seriously. Move. On.

  16. After reading the book “The China Study” and Dr. Kradjian's The Milk Letter, we decided to switch our daughter to organic brown rice milk. She wasn't crazy about cow's milk anyway and she loves rice milk, so it worked out great for us.

    Even though we don't drink cow's milk anymore, we can't live without regular cheese (we do try to buy organic cheese as much as possible though) and the occasional ice cream πŸ˜€

  17. Expensive, indeed! But, I read somewhere awhile ago that Kroger's milks are all “organic quality” but without the assurances because the accreditation to be “organic” is crazy expensive.

    If y'all haven't read it, check out Rod Dreher's Crunchy Cons. It's a fantastic book and the chapter on food is very interesting. I didn't realize that for any farm's products to be considered “organic,” they have to be ADA-compliant… meaning, that any small farmer that wants the “organic” stamp, must have a wheelchair-accessible office for the evaluator along with anything else ADA says. Needless to say, that's expensive for a farmer. I'm going on and on… read the book. πŸ™‚

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