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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 sourced (vegan infant formula is rather difficult to get hold of though). You can introduce vegan "milk" products from age 1 (soya, rice, oat or almond milk) - ...


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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 deficiencies: protein, Cobalamin (B12), Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Vitamin D, Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It also covers possible growth and Development Issues. Short answer ...


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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 clearly includes vegan diet (my emphasis): It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total ...


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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 D) contain animal derivatives (lanolin, sheep's wool) which make them not vegan. There are breastmilk banks where lactating women donate their breast milk for ...


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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, sweet potato, carrot, apple or pear, all cooled before eating. Soft fruits like peach or melon, or baby rice or baby cereal mixed with your baby's usual ...


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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 actually possible for children to be vegan from any age. And make a registered dietitian to elaborate you a diet for your children, as the document says: ...


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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 limitations, including a small sample size. Hebbelinck et al. (1999) conducted anthropometric analyses (stature, weight, skinfold thicknesses), puberty ratings (...


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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/chickpea/Bajra, Jowar and Soya ground into flour at home) Enough pulses or lentils (Yellow pigeon lentil, Green gram, red lentils to name a few) Beans (Mung beans, ...


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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 stage 3 - 12-36 months I could not find a website for Prémibio but Prémiriz is available from this website and also this one. Some information about it from the ...


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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 and also very normal and nicely developed. My experience has been that vegetarian parents tend to watch what their children eat way more closely. They know that ...


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"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 vegan. You need to decide yourself whether you would do this and whether you will continue to call yourself vegan. I think that most people would put the ...


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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 complications, like Type 1 diabetes, colic (from the mother's consumption), and childhood obesity. Please see the following videos based on peer-reviewed ...


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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-based (vegan) diet is nutritionally adequate and safe for all stages of life. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics It is the position of the Academy of ...


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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 dense foods to support growth. While a lower energy intake is healthy for most adults, it is not for children. It is not impossible to raise a healthy child on a ...


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