Milk for 18 month old?

(12 Posts)
Joesmummy2 Mon 04-Apr-16 13:48:34

Wasn't sure best place to post - just a question really on how much milk your toddlers have in a day? DS is 18 months and has a beaker of cows milk when he gets up about 7 and then another one in evening about 6.30pm before bed at 7pm, has about 4 oz each time and eats well with cheese, yogurt etc and milk on his cereal. Does this sound too much?
Thanks all

TeaBelle Mon 04-Apr-16 13:51:19

Dd has 1 or 2 cups per day, about 6/7 ozs. She always has a cup before bed; the morning cup is hit or miss dependant on her waking time. She eats like a horse! Sounds fine to me smile

Joesmummy2 Tue 05-Apr-16 10:39:34

Thanks TeaBelle - he's (to put it politely) not a small boy - between 91 and 98 centile and has been since birth so no fluctuation in weight but had expected as he's walking and running around that he might lose a bit but doesn't seem to have panned out that way!!

dementedpixie Tue 05-Apr-16 19:18:10

Milk isn't high calorie so if you were cutting anything it wouldn't be that. The equivalent of 300mls is recommended from age 1

haventgotaclue1 Tue 05-Apr-16 20:05:52

DD hasn't drunk any milk of any sort since I stopped BF her at 13 months (she's now 16 months). I tried her with cow's milk but she just didn't want to know. So I ply her with yoghurt, porridge / cereal with tons of milk, cheese and broccoli. Got her weighed last week and she's still on 91st centile which is where she was when she was born and has always been 91st or above. I also thought she'd drop a centile or more since she's started walking, but nope grin

Cakescakescakes Tue 05-Apr-16 20:08:16

Neither of my boys have drank milk since they were 13 months old. They were bf and I just couldn't get either of them to take cows milk as a drink. So they just have plenty of dairy to eat (cheese, yoghurt, custard etc). Both v healthy.

Cakescakescakes Tue 05-Apr-16 20:08:50

Cross post! Snap!

Icecappedpinetrees Tue 05-Apr-16 20:09:18

My son is 2. He drinks a cup in the morning pre brekkie and a cup after tea with bedtime stories before bath and teeth. He also eats cheese and yoghurt. He's fine. It's fine smile

haventgotaclue1 Tue 05-Apr-16 20:16:03

cakes grin - must admit to being pleased relieved that my dd isn't the only one!

uhoh2016 Tue 05-Apr-16 20:35:15

My ds is only 13m but he still has 2 6oz bottles of cows milk a day ( 1in a morn 1 at bedtime ) plus he'll have extra milk in weetabix or porridge and in mash I can't see that changing any time soon

skankingpiglet Tue 05-Apr-16 22:28:09

DD is 22mo now, but from 16mo she has just had a straw cup of fortified almond milk in the morning when she wakes up. She did have one before bed too but at 16mo we ditched the bottles and she decided then to drop it. She has a yoghurt a day and usually cheese of some sort with one of her meals. She eats very well so I just think on the milk as something which keeps her happy in the mornings and guarantees her vitamin D intake.
Your DS's intake doesn't sound too high, very normal in fact smile

Joesmummy2 Wed 06-Apr-16 09:48:32

Thanks everyone for your replies - its good to know he's not having too much, so hard to know if they're having too much or not enough of something! Most of my friends babies haven't taken to cows milk as a drink so don't have any at all so DS the unusual one in our group!

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