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    Default Limiting infants to almond milk can result in scurvy

    Kathryn Doyle
    Jan 18, 2016

    (Reuters Health) - Plant-based beverages like almond milk can’t be used to replace breast milk or infant formula, a new report warns.
    The authors of the report describe an infant in Spain who was fed only almond beverages or almond flour-based formulations from age two months to 11 months and developed fractures and failure to thrive due to scurvy.
    Scurvy is a serious condition caused by lack of vitamin C in the diet. Once the scourge of sailors who did not have access to sources of vitamin C during many months at sea, scurvy is rare today.

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    Default Re: Limiting infants to almond milk can result in scurvy

    Almond milk only contains 2% almonds anyway, unless the Spanish brand was superior. I did know someone who raised her babies on soy milk and claimed her kids were healthy.

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