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How much 'milk' for 1 year old with CMPA?

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Cydonia Fri 02-Aug-13 19:25:39

Hi, just wondering if anyone knows where I can find some info or guidelines on this. DS turned one in May, and I stopped BFing him around then too, so he now has 3 beakers/bottles of Aptamil Pepti 2 formula a day. I'm wanting to reduce this to 2 ( with 7oz in each ) which seems to be the norm around this age.

However all the advice on how much milk to give and when that I can find is for babies being given cows milk. We saw the dietician in May, I seem to remember her saying he needed 18oz a day, but I'm not sure now. She also said they need less calcium now so I shouldn't worry about that, but gave me a sheet on other foods that are sources of calcium.

So, just wondering what everyone else does or did around this age! Would like to cut down on the formula really, it's such a faff having to get the prescription and order it etc, never mind making it up. Jealous of my friends just getting the cows milk out of the fridge!

calcium is one of the main nutrients they get from milk/dairy (as you can get fats, protein, etc from other sources too) which is why you would have been given a leaflet about alternative sources as they dont need to take all of the 'milk' in the form of a drink.

A lot of the alternative milks arent suitable as a main drink until age 2 so might be worth continuing with at least some of the formula feeds. Was it this leaflet?:

www.kch.nhs.uk/Doc/pl%20-%20391.2%20-%20calcium%20zone.pdf

p.s. it is recommended that children between age 1 and 3 have around 300mls of full fat cows milk (or the equivalent in the form of food e.g. cheese, yoghurt, etc)

Cydonia Sat 03-Aug-13 08:11:25

No, that one is better than the one I have so thank you! And 300ml isn't really that much, so if he just have 2 cups a day that will easily cover it. It's less than he gets now so means his formula will last longer, so might just stick with that for now, at least I know he'll drink that! Thanks smile

hwhite6 Sun 04-Aug-13 11:13:00

When my boy was 14m & we last saw the dietician, she had his nutramigen 2 would provide enough calcium if he had 14oz, so 2x 7oz beakers. The link ilove put up has the mg of Ca for the different brands. Don't know if Pepti 2/Jnr is different to Pepti on concentration, but it should really say on the side of the tin too, then you can work it out.

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