I always love this argument: in order for a vegan diet to be safe, it needs to be carefully planned and well executed. So better don’t do it at all. Uhmmm…?? Apart from the fact that you can say the exact same about an omni diet, you ALWAYS need to take good care of what your kids eat. So considering that, maybe it’s safest not to feed our kids anything at all? At least we are sure not to give them an unhealthy diet.
There is no nutrient in animal products that can’t be found better in plants. In fact, considering how high in saturated fat and cholesterol meat and dairy are; vegan kids are actually much healthier and will have much less chance of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer and a host of other ailments. (This link is from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, it says vegetarian but is actually vegan).
I don’t think they know much about it. I mentioned it to The constipation nurse I see for my daughter, she said a vegetarian diet would be fantastic for her to pass stools more easily but didn’t know enough about a vegan diet to comment as she assumed we all at least need dairy. I think it’s they don’t understand it not that they necessarily disagree with it.
5 of my 6 babies are vegan. They’re rarely ever ill, are mentally and emotionally happy and know what they’re putting into their bodies. Why it’s ok though, to promote meat when its carcinogenic, chicken periods and pus filled dairy is beyond me! Myself and my kids eat whole plant based foods, cooked from scratch with the occasional vegan ‘junk’ burger for example. I’ve done my research. I know my babies will be less at risk for .