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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

It's actually possible for children to be vegan from any age, assuming they are breastfed (see If vegans don't drink milk, why are they okay with breastfeeding?) or appropriate formula can be ...
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

A very good article regarding vegetarian eating for children and adolescents, from a medical source can be found here. It is quite long and covers the main problems related to possible nutritional ...
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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

There are soy formulas that are suitable for infants from birth. For example, SMA Wysoy Soya Infant formula However, soy formulas are reinforced with vitamins and minerals and some of these (vitamin ...
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Is it safe to raise babies and young children on a vegan diet?

This question is similar to this one, except that the referenced one is about vegetarianism and this one about veganism. The answer provided there, also applies to this one, as the referenced source ...
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What vegan food should I feed to a baby?

Here's some of the UK NHS's advice on feeding babies, with the non-vegan bits edited out. Your baby's first foods can include mashed or soft cooked fruit and vegetables like parsnip, potato, yam,...
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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

Yes, it's actually possible for children to be vegan from any age, but please read carefully the sections "Calcium and vitamin D" and "Vitamin B-12" (among others) in the above provided link (it's ...
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Are vegan children weaker than average?

This 1999 study of students in the Flemish region of Belgium indicated that vegetarian youth had lower performance on strength tests but higher performance on endurance tests. The study had several ...
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Are there vegan formula options for infants?

There is now a vegan infant formula made by French company Prémibio. The product is rice-based and is called Prémiriz. There are three stages available: stage 1 - 0-6 months stage 2 - 6-12 months ...
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

Yes, it is safe to feed your children the vegetarian diet. I have grown up as a vegetarian. Most of the meals would include Stir-fried vegetables Freshly made Chapati/Indian bread (from the wheat/...
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

I can give you the example of two of my friends who have raised their daughters on a vegetarian diet. One of the daughters is 15 now, nicely developed, tall and bright and the other one is 10 years ...
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Is giving formula to infants acceptable for vegans

"Is giving formula to children permitted for vegans?" - permitted or not permitted by who? There is no official body determining what vegans can and cannot do and who can or cannot call themselves ...
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At what age can a kid change their diet from vegetarian to vegan?

There is no evidence that you should have bovine lactose (cows milk), and the case for calcium from milk is weak at best. Human milk is the best milk for humans. Cow's milk drinkers risk a variety of ...
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Is it safe to feed children a vegetarian diet?

The American Dietetic Association and the British Dietetic Association, the largest bodies of nutrition and diet professionals in both countries--tens of thousands of professionals--state that a plant-...
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Is it safe to raise babies and young children on a vegan diet?

Children on a vegan diet tend to turn out smaller and lighter than non-vegan children. They tend to not get enough calcium, engery, vitamin D, riboflavin and vitamin B12. Children need more energy ...
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