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Full fat or semi-skimmed

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DizzyBrummie Mon 01-Jun-09 09:42:09

My little boy is now 2 and my husband recently read somewhere that he should now be having semi-skimmed milk and not full fat. Anyone know if this is right?

ilove Mon 01-Jun-09 09:42:52

Full-fat to age of 5 I think...although he can have semi if that's what you want to do.

nannyL Mon 01-Jun-09 09:49:26

full fat is recommended until at least age 5

(it is still a low fat product with only 4% fat)... at this age children need the fat to grow healthily.

if the child is doing well weight wise (ie not thin or on the lower end of normal weight) and eating well then semi skimmed milk can be given, but i think its thw full fat that is recommended

Thunderduck Mon 01-Jun-09 09:50:40

Semi skimmed is fine from 2 onwards according to the FSA.

I don't see the problem with giving them semi skimmed milk even if they are younger, so long as they are getting plenty of fat from other sources.

Thunderduck Mon 01-Jun-09 09:51:53

Various other sources say that semi skimmed from 2 is fine.

DizzyBrummie Mon 01-Jun-09 10:35:20


Hther Tue 02-Jun-09 18:48:50

ther has been another thread about this but they tend to say you should give semi from 2; they're a bit obsessed with obesity, they used to say 5

Tinker Tue 02-Jun-09 18:50:23

Milk is only 4% fat (full-fat) and 2% fat in semi-skimmed. Wouldn't have thought it was crucial to change

Hther Tue 02-Jun-09 18:57:15

no i agree, but thats what they say!

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