If your baby cannot drink cow’s milk due to allergy reason or because you wanted to follow a strict vegetarian diet and want to steer clear from animal’s milk, then you might want to consider other plant base milk like coconut milk, sunflower milk, almond milk or this little known milk – hemp milk.
Hemp milk is a milky substance derived from hemp seeds and these seeds are the same seed that can be grow into hemp plant. However hemp milk has NOTHING to do with cannabis and it will not get your baby “high”.
🍼 Read on to know why hemp milk for babies are great as alternative milk to cow’s milk
What Is Hemp Milk?
Hemp milk is basically milk that is completely natural and doesn’t come from animals. It is actually plant based, derived from hemp seeds hence the name. The nutty creamy milk like substance is created when the hemp seeds are soaked and ground into water.
There are varying opinions about whether hemp milk for babies is safe and the short answer to it is YES. In fact hemp milk can have so many benefits for your baby, so carry on reading to discover more.
Some mothers worry about whether hemp milk is safe because hemp seeds are also used to grow hemp . However, hemp milk does not contain the active ingredient of tetrahydrocannabinol aka THC that will cause psychoactive effects like cannabis and definitely won’t get your baby high!
What Is Hemp Milk Nutrition Value For Baby?
Hemp milk offers a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition. In a just single 8-ounce of hemp milk, your baby can get the following goodness:
* 2800mg Omega-6 Fatty Acid
* 900mg Omega-3 Fatty Acid
* 4 grams of Digestible Protein
* All 10 Essential Amino Acids
* 46% of RDA of Calcium
* 0% Cholesterol
* Vitamin A
* Vitamin E
* Vitamin D
* Vitamin B12
* Folic acid
* many more…
There are many nutrients found in hemp milk that make it a really good choice to feed your baby from a young age. From the stacked list above, it’s obvious that hemp milk really an almost super food for your little precious.
Hemp milk also contains all 10 essential amino acids and digestible protein – which should help your baby pass stools as and when they should. In short, hemp milk has basically everything that your baby needs and contains nothing harmful, so why not feed it to them?
Where To Buy Hemp Milk For Babies?
Hemp milk is not well known due to lack of marketing but you can still find them in your local store. If it’s not available at your local store, We will have it for sale on our website very soon. If you prefer to make it yourself, no problem.
3 cups of water
2 socked and pitted dates
1 cup of hemp seeds
1 dash vanilla (optional)
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The Facts About Hemp Milk
* Hemp milk can be bought ready prepared or you can buy the hemp seeds and prepare your own, if you want to be extra sure that there are no added ingredients. The best is to serve organic hemp milk for your baby.
* It can be bought in a number of different flavors and while the plain one is probably worth sticking to until your baby is about one, you can experiment with the other flavors, as he/she gets older if you wish.
* In addition to all the wholesome ingredients, hemp milk contains NONE of the bad stuff including sugar, soy, gluten and cholesterol. This makes it an obvious choice for many people when looking for a better milk choice for their baby or even for yourself.
Rich In Omegas
Even though I have already mentioned many of the vitamins and minerals in hemp milk, there is something else that makes it a great choice. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are vital in helping your little one develop, as he/she should.
Hemp milk has quite a unique taste to it but overall it’s creamy and your baby will enjoy it. Hemp milk is growing in popularity and although it’s not as “mainstream” as it could be, this is set to change in the coming years as more and more pediatrician start to recommend it.
Hemp Milk Benefits
Hemp milk benefits include:
* Strengthened body and boost immune system
* Healthy skin, stronger hair and nails
* A stronger and healthy heart
* Increase mental capacity
Continue to Breastfeed
If you are breastfeeding your little one you do NOT need to stop when you give your baby hemp milk, it’s perfectly fine to do both. Also worth to mention that, your baby might not seem like she needs breast milk when she starts eating solids too, but it’s always good to give them a top up in nutrients.
Although hemp milk has lots of nutritional values but human milk is still the best milk to support a healthy growth in your child. Hemp milk should be used in an addition to other wholesome foods in your babies diet; it does not need to replace anything.
You can see that hemp milk is a really beneficial drink to offer to your baby but there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Be sure to read on the packaging before you settle to any hemp milk brands. Some of the hemp milk has addictive like sugar or flavoring, which is not very recommend for young age baby. The best is to buy those unsweetened and organic hemp milk. Or just make your own hemp milk, Again email me for my personal recipe on making hemp milk step
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Here is a comparison between hemp milk vs cow’s milk: