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cows milk at 2.5 - full or half fat?

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Beccles Mon 30-May-05 14:58:59

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tiffini Mon 30-May-05 15:03:20

I would say, as she eats a lot of cheese, you probably could put her onto semi skimmed, I personally will keep my kids on full fat at least untill thier adult teeth are fully through.

Toothache Mon 30-May-05 15:04:02

Beccles - No less calcium in semi-skimmed. Just less fat.

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 15:06:33

I kept all of mine on full fat milk until they were five. What am I saying.... they're still on full fat milk and DS1 is 12.

expatinscotland Mon 30-May-05 15:06:35

My DD is still quite underweight, so she stays on organic full fat for now. But if she's average weight you could go semi-skimmed.

beckymumof3 Mon 30-May-05 15:30:08

I think the current advice is full fat cows milk til they are 5 (they need a lot of fat to burn up all that blasted energy lol)

beckymumof3 Mon 30-May-05 15:30:43

Or should I say - the energy burns up a lot of fat. Sorry, pregnancy brain.

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 15:31:35

quite liked the way you put it the first time becky lol

suzywong Mon 30-May-05 15:31:37

I put ds1 on semi skimmed at 2.9, but then he is a chunky fellow,

Seona1973 Mon 30-May-05 19:40:32

semi-skimmed milk can be offered the age of 2 as long as your lo has a good varied diet. skimmed milk can be offered from the age of 5.

Furball Mon 30-May-05 19:46:34

We changed our DS onto semi at this age as we had recently changed from supermarket milk to a milkman and we found the milk the milkman brought so rich it made DS cough whilst he drunk it?? Which then stopped when he went onto semi.

Weatherwax Mon 30-May-05 20:08:32

dd1 drinks more than a pint of semi skimmed a day. She has done whenever we have offered her semi skimmed since the age of 2. At 3 when we switched to full fat for awhile she only drank a small glass a day. She just prefers the taste! DD2 wont drink milk for me at all. I think the fact the she was breast fed much onger than her sister has something to do with it. But she can eat cheese and Yogurt for England.

NannyL Mon 30-May-05 23:35:40

there is actually slightly MORe calcium in semi skimmed milk, and even MORE calcium in skimmed milk...

its such a samll amount tho its not really worth worrying about

lapsedrunner Tue 31-May-05 06:51:30

Full fat

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