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    Default does a 20 month old ''need'' milk?

    My 20 month old son is not wanting to have milk anymore... Some days he wants 2 slices of cheese and half a yogurt... so not sure if it would be enough calcium or not.. he eats everything else. Thoughts?

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    My kids are not milk drinkers. There are better ways to get the nutrients you get from milk. I've been told time and time again by CHNs that milk is not needed where a child has an otherwise balanced diet.

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    If he's getting enough dairy/calcium then no he doesn't really need milk. Water is better for them to drink than anything else anyway.

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    I just took my dd to her 18 month mchn appt last week and I got told to get rid of her bottles as she was still having her morning and night bottles. I got told they dont need bottles from 12 months but to still offer milk in a cup, yoghurt, cheese, smoothies etc. I think as long as he has a balanced varied diet he will be fine.

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    No it's not needed. As per the pps said.

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    Like everyone else had said - milk not necessary if they are still having other calcium enriched products. If your LO is eating cheese and yogurt that's awesome

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    No, there are many ways to get your calcium intake.

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    ok great, thanks everyone!

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    I turned my DD off milk when were on holiday at about that age, I accidentally gave her sour milk and she'd not touch milk after that (poor bubba/mean mummy).
    GP said calcium from a heaped spoon of ricotta etc has the same calcium as 200ml milk. She'd happily eat a whole tub of ricotta or cottage cheese like it was yogurt so I stopped worrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmumm View Post
    I turned my DD off milk when were on holiday at about that age, I accidentally gave her sour milk and she'd not touch milk after that (poor bubba/mean mummy).
    GP said calcium from a heaped spoon of ricotta etc has the same calcium as 200ml milk. She'd happily eat a whole tub of ricotta or cottage cheese like it was yogurt so I stopped worrying.
    wow. that's great to know. might see if he likes ricotta!


 

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