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Dr David Ludwig and Dr Walter Willet published a 2013 opinion column in JAMA Pediatrics that questioned the value of recommending low-fat or skim milk for children. While much of the article is behind a paywall, I did find a discussion of the opinion column (and it was also discussed on Time). Ludwig and Willett argued in their paper that children who ...


This could probably be a question from your pediatrician but I could say that we gave our kids whole milk until they were about 2 then switched them to 2%. Our boys have no problem gaining weight though. In fact they are a little on the chubby side. If weight gain is your goal then I would stay with whole milk for a little longer.

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