Milk intake

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  1. weewdy

    weewdy Well-Known Member

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    My dd who has just turned one takes (on a good day) 14oz of milk. She is not interested in it but i give her it morning and night. In the morning she has it in a straw cup with her breakfast. Nighttime is still a bottle.

    As i said she never cries for a bottle and would happily not have one. My question is how much milk does she need, can i just drop the night time bottle too or is she too young?

    She has a varied balanced diet.
     
  2. Scottish mum

    Scottish mum Well-Known Member

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    Mmm I think all babies are different my lo is only 6 months but I've a friend who has a one year old and only takes morning and bed time bottle! Not sure if there's a wrong or right answer. X
     
  3. izzlesnizzle

    izzlesnizzle Well-Known Member

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    I think the recommended amount for her age is 300mls a day. They shouldn't have more than 350mls a day because milk interferes with iron absorption causing physical, psychological and behavioural issues- or so ive been reading anyway!

    My LO is coming up for one so will be swapping onto cows milk shortly and trying to transition her onto a morning cup but will keep the bedtime bottle for now. I think they can actually stop having milk at morning and bedtime and have it at other times instead like snack time/lunch time/ dinner time but babies generally prefer to keep the bedtime bottle as its a comfort and part of their bedtime routine that they are used to.

    You could try giving a sippy at bedtime aswell as the morning but they do need a maximum of 350mls milk a day but can be given at any time. Don't forget all the yogurts, cheese, rice pudding etc count for their daily intake of calcium too.
     

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