My daughter is 20 months now and I’m finally weaning her from breastmilk to cow’s milk. I was holding off on introducing cow’s milk for a long time because my husband has dairy allergies, so I was afraid to introduce milk to my daughter, not to mention the unknown amount of plastic, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and other added chemicals found in Chinese milk. However, the time has come for me to wean and so far, my daughter hasn’t shown signs of food allergies to anything. So I’ve decided it’s time to introduce cow’s milk.
After doing some shopping and research, we’ve decided to give her Organic Valley organic whole milk imported from California! We found an online store called Helekang that sells the milk in cases of 12 x 1L cartons. Each case is 298 RMB, so each carton averages about 25 RMB! If purchased individually, each carton is 28RMB. That’s not bad considering this is imported AND organic! This is also shelf-stable milk, so does not require refrigeration. The milk keeps for a few months, which is nice because you don’t have to run out to get milk everytime they run out!
The Helekang website is available in English and delivery is free if order of over 100RMB. Customer service is great! After I place an order online, a customer service rep calls right away to confirm the order and time of delivery, which is usually the next day. You can pay using a variety of methods — online banking, Alipay, or pay upon delivery.