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How much milk for an 18 month old?

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MatildasMumma2410 Fri 10-Feb-17 13:31:22

Hi all,

How much whole milk (in ounces) should my almost 18 month old dd be having during the day if she already has a couple of ounces of milk each night when she wakes? She has breakfast, lunch and dinner (but she's not a big eater) and she has around 9 ounces of whole milk before bed. I've read some parents give their LO's a bottle in the morning as well as bedtime but where my dd still had a small night feed I'm reluctant to in case she loses her appetite for breakfast (and a knock on effect for the rest of the day).

I'm just wondering what the guidelines are to ensure she's getting enough?

Thanks smile

clarabellski Fri 10-Feb-17 13:59:13

NHS guidelines here:

Scroll down to 'dairy intake for babies and children under 5'


Scotinoz Fri 10-Feb-17 14:00:17

No idea what they 'should' have, but at 18mths my second daughter (now 21mths) was drinking about 150-200mls of regular full fat milk before breakfast and before bed. Along with 3 meals, 2 snacks and the occasional extra cup of milk if she looked hungry.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 10-Feb-17 14:02:08

The minimum until she's 2 is 300ml in 24 hours.

Bohemond Fri 10-Feb-17 14:05:36

Mine had 8oz when he woke up and 8oz before bed. It is the same now he is 2. He wakes at 7 and typically has breakfast at 8.30 so no impact on appetite.

redandwhite1 Sun 12-Feb-17 06:45:43

My 2.5 year old has about 450ml per day! Semi skimmed though

NickyEds Mon 13-Feb-17 11:24:06

My 19 month old has very little milk. She has some on cereal for breakfast and that's it. She just won't drink it- I've offered it warm/cold, many different cups etc but to no avail. I give her lots of other dairy to me make up for it.

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