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DD and Semi-skimmed

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CosyFires Fri 22-Sep-17 09:24:17

DD is 14 mo and will not have any fully fat milk what so ever! I don't know why. But today she's had cereal with semi skimmed and loved it hmm

I know they're not supposed to have it until 2 but why? Is it going to make her poorly or is it just not enough nutrients?

DD has plenty of dairy throughout the day and has formula in the morning and evening.

Cakescakescakes Fri 22-Sep-17 09:25:45

My kids hate cow's milk (as do I) and didn't drink any milk at all after I stopped breastfeeding them at about 14 months. They had plenty of cheese and yoghurt, cheesy pasta etc.

dontquotemeondailymail Fri 22-Sep-17 09:40:51

I would say that if it's semi-skimmed or nothing at all, then semi-skimmed is fine.

If you were really concerned, you could sneak full fat milk into the semi-skimmed bottle and she'd never know the difference

(Waiting to get flamed for lying to children hmm)

Camomila Fri 22-Sep-17 09:40:53

Its fine, just not enough nutrients rather than making them poorly...but she'll be getting the nutrition from her formula and other dairy like cheese/yoghurt.

My DS (17m) only seems to like full fat milk if its cravendale confused ...she might like that?

ImissTerry Fri 22-Sep-17 10:00:38

"If you were really concerned, you could sneak full fat milk into the semi-skimmed bottle and she'd never know the difference "

At 14 months old it's unlikely she'd notice the bottle, more than likely it really is the taste that she doesn't like.

ambereeree Fri 22-Sep-17 10:05:32

Put a little water in the full fat milk to thin it. Semi skimmed is not good for children.

kaytee87 Fri 22-Sep-17 10:12:04

My 14mo won't drink milk at all. He does take ff in his porridge though then I give him Greek or natural yoghurt and cheese during the day.
Give extra full fat yoghurt and cheese. SS milk will not make a child poorly it's just that they need the extra fat at this age.

CosyFires Fri 22-Sep-17 10:15:32

Brill thanks! I'll stop worrying and try every so often.

Ttbb Fri 22-Sep-17 10:18:10

Skimmed milk is lacking a lot of nutrients but it shouldn't make her sick. It's not a good habit though-you should try to get her into the habit of drinking proper milk-maybe try a different brand?

QueenEnid Fri 22-Sep-17 10:18:20

My daughter has just turned 1 and I use semi skimmed for any cooking. We don’t drink full fat milk and she’s still on a bottle of formula at night time.

As long as she’s getting plenty of other calcium through cheese/yogurts etc I don’t see the issue.

dontquotemeondailymail Fri 22-Sep-17 10:19:03

MissTerry lol you're so right 🙈

JennyOnAPlate Fri 22-Sep-17 10:23:03

I'm sure it's absolutely fine but try mixing them and giving her half full fat and half semi?

SolemnlySwear2010 Fri 22-Sep-17 10:36:20

My DD is 3 and has been drinking semi skimmed since 18 months. She refused to have full fat in anything (cereal/porridge etc) but will happily eat it with semi skimmed.

We just make sure she is having other sources of full fat dairy - yogurts, cheese etc.

littlemissneela Fri 22-Sep-17 10:38:41

I thought semi skimmed had more nutrients in it than full fat, but I could be wrong. If she is happier on the ss milk on her cereal, she can get full fat in other things, like if you make mash potato or in yoghurts etc.

Ilovechocolatetoomuch Fri 22-Sep-17 10:39:54

Full fat milk makes my Ds really phlemy. He is much better on semi skinned and has been in it since about 19 months. He is a healthy 95% for height boy.

RiversrunWoodville Fri 22-Sep-17 10:41:26

I was your dd apparently according to dm I cost her a fortune as dad hated semi skimmed and I'm still here grin but seriously as pps have said I wouldn't overly worry if she's getting her nutrients elsewhere. My dd1 goes by taste rather than sight (always has wee monkey) and can pick out substitutions a mile off

user1493413286 Fri 22-Sep-17 10:42:43

I wouldn't worry about it, just try and give her full fat yoghurt and cheese etc. I'm assuming she is fully weaned so the milk won't make much difference.

ConciseandNice Fri 22-Sep-17 10:49:51

None of my kids have any cow's milk. As long as your child has a decent diet and either your milk or formula then I wouldn't worry.

anonymousbird Fri 22-Sep-17 10:51:11

It will be absolutely fine - my DD couldn't tolerate full fat very well, and when we switched to green top (somewhere around her being 18 months old) all bloating and so on just stopped dead!

She is now a strapping very fit and healthy tall 12 year old!

PollyFlint Fri 22-Sep-17 10:51:41

Semi-skimmed milk isn't 'bad for children' - it won't do them any harm. It's just not quite as nutritious as full fat. But if your child is having other full-fat dairy like yogurt, cheese etc then she should be perfectly OK. Semi-skimmed is better than no milk at all.

Put a little water in the full fat milk to thin it

But if the child is having watered down milk, then she's having less milk and less nutrients. If you're going to water down full fat milk you might just as well give her semi-skimmed.

Abrahamkin Fri 22-Sep-17 13:42:54

I'm in Scandinavia. Here the recommendation is to give 1.5% fat milk to kids 1-2 years and then drop down to below 1% fat under 2 years. Semi-skimmed to my knowledge is 2.5% fat, so you are more than following the recommendations here!.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 22-Sep-17 14:03:59

Even if she isn't having other full fat milk products she can still have a good diet. Large parts of the world don't drink milk at all, it's not essential to a healthy life.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 22-Sep-17 14:11:02

Mine never drank full fat. In fact neither even like milk. They'd have never touched full fat on cereal either and I can't even stand to look at the stuff I couldn't cope with it in the house... yuck.

Anyway dd2 has never had cows milk she had soya and then koko and now we just have the koko. overrated she will be fine

steppemum Fri 22-Sep-17 14:17:19

they need full fat milk for the FAT.
There is the same calcium etc in full fat as semi skimmed.

But young children need to eat fat. the neural pathways on their brains/bodies are still developing and this requires fat to make.

We don;t put children on a low fat diet, because they need to eat fat.

So, if she doesn't like full fat milk, make sure she eats full fat other stuff, eg butter not low fat spread, cheese, or fat from other non dairy sources.

Frazzled2207 Fri 22-Sep-17 14:22:34

Won't do her any harm at all -full fat is for the fat and vitamins. Give her lots of cheese and yoghurt etc and sure she'll more than make it up.

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