It's ok to give cows milk but just not in a bottle it's widely known and recommended by dentists and government health services that bottles should be taken away from 12 months as it can cause tooth decay. Plus children above one don't need 3/4 bottles of milk a day as it can fill them up too much and they may not eat enough solids.
- Milk and other drinks should be offered in a cup rather than a feeding bottle -
I personally don't care if people give their toddlers bottles of milk that's their choice but just saying that is the government recommendation.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 11-07-2014 at 16:19.
Yep cows milk is fine - as a drink not formula substitute and preferably in a cup - the recommended intake for dairy is 1 and 1/2 serves a day up to age 3 then 2 serves after then - 1 serve is 250ml of milk or 200g tub of yogurt
Interesting. At my dd's 12 month check up the nurse told me that cows milk was more important then food and told me to try and give her an extra bottle to help with her weight gain. I found it odd, but didn't really look into it. What are the negatives of giving too much dairy ?
Dairy hinders iron absorption ( never give milk with iron rich foods) and is high in calories which can fill them up and stop them eating solids which is definitely more important than cows milk at that age - while cows milk does contain calcium and some b vitamins it contains no iron, no fibre, no vitamin c and only small amounts of other minerals which they need to get from solid food
Thanks heaps Elijah's Mum, I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
Elijahs Mum (11-07-2014)
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