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What does homogenized milk have that skim milk lacks? And why is this important to a...

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tanzeelakausar | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:34 AM via web

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What does homogenized milk have that skim milk lacks? And why is this important to a toddler's development?

It is a case scanrio. Alexander was fed break milk from birth until he was a year old. since then, he has been drinking homogenized milk (also called whole milk). now that alexander is about one and a half years old, however, the mother is worried that the toddler might gain too much weight. she want to switch from homogenized milk to skim milk. as a dietitian, you advise against the mothers plan.

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aimeefarnum | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM (Answer #1)

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homogenized means well mixed, not a specific type of milk. The fat will separate out oof milk if not homogenized. A toddler needs the fat in milk that is removed in skim milk for brain development. Neurons are coated in myelin sheath which is made of fat.

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