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3 year old ds - is it ok to give him semi skimmed milk?

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 05-Jun-11 21:22:35

I had an e-mail this week from Change4Life that said it was ok for children aged 3+ to have semi skimmed milk to drink.

I thought that it was recommended only to swap children from full fat milk aged 5+ (not sure where I got that from though!)

DS2 has just had his 3rd birthday. He's a big chap (top percentiles for height and weight) so is swapping him to semi skimmed milk (he still has some in the morning and before bed aswell as some daytime drinks) appropriate?

StealthPolarBear Sun 05-Jun-11 21:25:18

no i think it's full fat to 2, then semi then whatever at 5
We swapped DS to semi at about 2 but then swapped back when DD started having it to full fat. Suits us fine as he's a skinny thing anyway.

BertieBotts Sun 05-Jun-11 21:25:25

Hmm, I thought it was 2+ = semi-skimmed is ok, and 5+ = skimmed is ok.

DS is 2.8 and has semi-skimmed now. I'm still bfing as well though so I doubt that switches to skimmed or semi skimmed confused I'd just wait until he gets to the milestone for the milk you usually drink at home.

StealthPolarBear Sun 05-Jun-11 21:26:20

and actually I ahve a feeling that what I have said to you is out of date now - but was right when I had 4yo DS

WishIWasRimaHorton Sun 05-Jun-11 21:28:27

it's still right as far as i know. full fat to 2. then semi till 5.

no-one really drinks skimmed though, do they? wink

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 05-Jun-11 21:32:00

Right semi it is from now on then - makes the shopping and fridge stacking much easier grin

If he was a skinny little thing perhaps I'd think again but he's a lump of a lad and little less fat in the milk won't do him any harm!!

Thank you all!

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