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    Default 11mo weaned self, how much milk now??

    My 11mo recently stopped b/feeding when he was sick with croup (he was down to 2 feeds/day at that point), and despite trying to get him back on it, he wouldn't have a bar of it, pinching and scratching me if I tried to b/f him!
    So he is now weaned and just having milk in a sippy cup - he has never had a bottle.

    My question is how much milk should he be having a day? He is having cow's milk (i know, he is nearly 1, and I'm not going to introduce formula now). I understand 300mls will cover his calcium needs, but I know lots of toddlers that seem to be having 3-4 bottles of formula/milk per day, which must be double the recommended calcium intake for a toddler?

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    At least 600mls a day if u can manage to get it him to drink that amount. Don't forget yoghurt, cheese, custards all count

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    according to Dairy Australia - 2 serves or 500mL of milk a day for kids aged 1-3.

    http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Hea.../3-serves.aspx

    500mg is the recommended dietary intake - so you can check your servings of milk/cheese/yoghurt and alter appropriately.
    http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/Hea.../3-serves.aspx
    http://www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/calcium.htm

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    Be careful with too much cows milk, it contains no iron and also inhibits iron absorption , which is very important at that age, I personally would stick with formula , unless he is getting all his vitamin/mineral/protein/fat content from solids

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    Hmmm, yes, it seems to me that based on 1-3yo needing 500-800mg calcium per day, 2 cups of whole milk should cover it, given that he also eats cheese, yougurt and other dairy products.

    Elijahs Mum - yes, I am aware of the iron problem, however don't really want to be introducing formula at this point when he is eating family food (and plenty of it). We did BLW from the beginning and he loves his tucker and eats everything from beef stips to olives to fetta cheese and everything in between. I will be sure to serve up a vit. C rich food with his iron-rich foods!

    From what I have read it seems many toddlers are actually consuming too much dairy products/milk/formula?


 

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