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How much calcium does a 14month old need??

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mamachat Thu 18-Sep-08 12:51:57

DD is 14months old and I have just stopped bf. She will only have milk in weetabix or milkshake. I don't want to give her milk shake all the time as cannot be good for her teeth. But she does like yougharts and can sneak cheese is with some foods.

Just want to know how much calcium she NEEDS per day, and some suggestions of how I could make that up...

Seona1973 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:23:06

the equivalent of 350mls (about 12oz) of milk is recommended after 1 year. Any milk in food, cooking, in cereal counts as do yoghurts, cheese, custard, ice cream, etc. There are also non-dairy sources of calcium e.g. green leafy veg, chick peas, etc so it doesnt all have to be from dairy products.

Seona1973 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:25:16

this is from the food standards agency:

Children between the ages of one and three need to consume an average of 350mg of calcium a day. About 300ml full-fat milk (three–fifths of a pint) would provide this.

mamachat Thu 18-Sep-08 13:56:32

ok great, thanks alot for that.

So the yougharts that dd eats provides 154mg of calcium each, so two of them plus her weetabix in the morning should be enough. That doesn't seem like alot, but atleast I don't have to worry as she is getting enough... smile

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