The My Little Eater Podcast
#83: Is A2 milk the best milk for your toddler?
On this episode of the My Little Eater Podcast, Stephanie Alexandre from Alexandre Dairy Farm will be joining me to chat about something you may be hearing more about lately, and that’s A2 milk! We talk about what A2 milk is, how it’s different from the traditional cows milk most supermarkets carry, if it’s a good milk for toddlers and babies, the health benefits of it and it's potential link to lactose intolerance and dairy intolerances.
I’ll be honest, I’ve heard about A2 milk briefly, and read a few articles about it, but my knowledge around it was pretty limited. But now that I’ve learned so much, it’s actually something I’ll be paying much more attention to in the future and I’m excited to share with you everything I learned from chatting with Stephanie, and her views on what is being named “the digestible dairy”.
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As fourth generation dairy farmers with over 40 years of experience, Blake and Stephanie Alexandre founded Alexandre Family Farm in Crescent City, California in 1988, and began bottling under their brand in 2017. Along with their five grown children and spouses, they operate the only certified regenerative organic and 100% A2 dairy and mobile coop egg ranch in the United States. Their products include 59 oz. eco-carton milks, distributed nationwide, and eggs, bottled milks and yogurts available west of the Rockies.
If you want more info on the products they offer and about their farm check out their website:
ALEXANDRE FAMILY FARM: https://alexandrefamilyfarm.com
About Stephanie and her family’s journey in the dairy industry (1:50)
The science behind A1/A2 cows milk (5:51)
Is there any benefit to producing A2 milk vs. A1 milk? (9:00)
Dairy sensitivity and it’s increasing prevalence (9:55)
Does it matter if your baby drinks one or the other? (13:50)
The homogenization and vitamin fortification process (19:55)
Is the nutritional content different for grass fed cows? (26:00)
Why it may not necessary to transition your child to low fat milk (27:26)