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How much milk at 15 months?

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Mouseymum Tue 21-Jul-15 18:10:20

Hi all,

Dd bfs twice a day. She eats three full meals plus snacks (always eats loads). These are all reasonably healthy, including protein, and fruit and veg with every meal and for most snacks. She has at least a yogurt or some cheese in addition to bfs each day, to make up her dairy intake.

All the advice I've read online (kellymom etc) suggests I don't need to give her any extra milk, and in fact extra milk can be harmful in large amounts, due to reduced iron absorption.

She shows no sign of wanting extra milk, though she'll have it if it's given in a sippy cup. She's just in the 25th centile weightwise but has gained steadily since birth.

I don't think she needs any extra milk but MiL thinks diferently and keeps topping her up with cow's milk when I'm not around, despite me telling her clearly twice now it's not necessary. She is not a fan of bfing past six months, so I wonder if the cow's milk is a passive agressive protest....

Any advice welcomed...TIA!

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-Jul-15 18:15:31

The recommended amount of full fat cows milk is 300 ml a day between 12 and 24 months but that's for children who are not bf. Ideally the child should be be for a minimum of 2 years, ebm is the second choice and full fat cows milk is 3rd choice. Ask DMIL why she insists on giving DD a product that the WHO class as 3rd rate...grin

Mouseymum Wed 22-Jul-15 22:33:25

Thanks! Hehe that would be a fun conversation!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 23-Jul-15 09:18:59

Let us know how the conversation goes grin

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