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what age do u totally finished giving milk to your toddler?

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Biglips Fri 23-Feb-07 18:56:11


FluffyMummy123 Fri 23-Feb-07 19:01:37

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lulumama Fri 23-Feb-07 19:02:33

i think you can give your child milk up to any age !!!

DD is 18 months and has 2 big milk drinks a day...

tubismybub Fri 23-Feb-07 19:03:03

DS is 20 moths but has kind of gradually cut down of his own accord

tubismybub Fri 23-Feb-07 19:03:23

months even

lulumama Fri 23-Feb-07 19:04:17

my 7 year old still drinks milk ! out of a glass obviously, not sure why you would Not give a child milk , IFYSWIM

totaleclipse Fri 23-Feb-07 19:05:00

DS is 6, and dts are 3, they all still have around a pint each a day.

airy Fri 23-Feb-07 19:06:12

DD drinks at least a pint a day, she prefers milk to anything else for a drink. She's almost 6.
Am also a bit confused about why you'd stop giving milk?

totaleclipse Fri 23-Feb-07 19:09:02

Its very good for them, ds school give them milk each day until the age of 6, though you have to pay if you want them to have it from age 5.

funnypeculiar Fri 23-Feb-07 19:11:12

ds has a big cup on waking, two medium cups for snacks and one big cup at bedtime. Why stop?! (apart from the fact that I have no idea how he'll ever be out of nighttime nappies)

Troutpout Fri 23-Feb-07 19:22:57

ds stopped having a drink of milk with breakfast at about 5
dd is 4 and still has a cup with her breakfast....and has a carton at playgroup too.
Just see it as a drink tbh

Othersideofthechannel Fri 23-Feb-07 19:28:21

Why stop? DH still drinks about 2 glasses of milk a day.

treacletart Fri 23-Feb-07 19:35:43

Mine's 3.5 and he still has milk from a glass or mug at breakfast and at bedtime often in a bottle too! The milk doesn't bother me in the slightest - the bottle does a bit, but he doesn't have one when we stay elsewhere or if his cool mates are staying. I know he'll stop asking for it soon enough. But the milk is really good for him. Why would you not want your child to drink milk? Are you perhaps worried if they drink lots of milk they wont be eating other foods properly?

clairemow Fri 23-Feb-07 19:41:10

DS is 2.9, has milk first thing (small amount, about 5 oz maybe) and before bed (still large amount - at least 8 oz!).

I still have a hot chocolate made with milk every night and I'm 34...

Why are you worried?

misdee Fri 23-Feb-07 19:42:08

mine all drink about a pint a day.

Biglips Fri 23-Feb-07 19:44:55

im not worried at all..i meant to say is that my dd is 2.4 yrs old and still have a bottle for morning and for night - 9oz each. is that still alot or normal ?

lockets Fri 23-Feb-07 19:45:29

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Biglips Fri 23-Feb-07 21:01:13


sassy Fri 23-Feb-07 21:03:56

Mine are 2 and 4.5, both have 2 big cups a day, fullfat (they are skinny minnies).
If they like it, keep it up. V good for them.
HV would say try to wean off the actual bottle and onto a cup though...[hmmm]

divastropwantstodrop Fri 23-Feb-07 21:08:10

i think you are lucky-my dd2 is 14 months and i have a hard time getting any milk down her atall now,i just ahve to make sure she has plenty of yoghurts and cheese.

my other 3 stopped having the night time bottles at around 18 months and just drank milk as a normal drink throughout the day.actually,ds1 may have been about 2.5 when he stopped having a night time bottle.

milk is very healthy and i dont think children can have too much.

ghosty Fri 23-Feb-07 21:09:45

My DD is just 3 and drinks a big cup of milk at bedtime.

(She is dry at night by the way - otherwise I would have stopped it by now, which is what I had to do with DS)

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