My mum keeps telling me I'm slack for trying to stop my 14mo's last bottle. We're down to 50ml of cows milk at bedtime and are looking to stop soon. I was trying to find a reputable website giving the reasons why a toddler ideally shouldn't have a bottle past 12 months and came across the Children's Hospital at Westmead's website, which says "A toddler needs only 200-500mls milk per day (depending on what other dairy products they are eating) and some water over the day." (http://kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.go...dler-mealtimes).
She won't drink milk out of a cup, I've tried all different sippy cups, straw cups and a normal cup, warm and cold, and she's just not interested. She eats yogurt and cheese each day and has a small amount of milk if she has weetbix or oats for breakfast and usually has green veggies with at least one meal per day but sometimes two meals. Overall she has a very healthy, varied low sugar, low salt, diet, so how important is cows milk? Should I be concerned that once she drops this last bottle, she won't be drinking anywhere near the amount of milk recommended above?