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How much milk do you give an 18 month old?

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TortoiseInAShell Wed 17-Dec-14 15:19:27

I still give 3 drinks each day of about 200ml milk, and water with every meal.

DC drinks a tiny bit of water with food and wolfs down all of the milk between meals. I can't remember when you're supposed to drop milk feeds and feel that he won't drink enough water to stop himself getting dehydrated.

ilovepowerhoop Wed 17-Dec-14 18:17:32

they only need around 300/350mls of milk from age 1.

purplemurple1 Wed 17-Dec-14 18:19:28

Also they can get dairy from their meals, if he is eating wetland a mixed diet I'd drop a milk.

Mine has a 150 cup first and last thing in the day.

Artandco Wed 17-Dec-14 18:21:48

Mine just had a breastfeed in evening at that age. They had lots of water to drink throughout the day

CornishYarg Wed 17-Dec-14 18:59:14

Just an evening milk feed for us too plus dairy in the day. It's probably a bit chicken and egg with the water - while he's drinking lots of milk, he is probably getting enough fluid from that and isn't thirsty for water. Less milk and he may well be more interested in water.

TortoiseInAShell Wed 17-Dec-14 23:19:34

Thanks for your replies! Looks like a serious cut down is in order.

Chunderella Thu 18-Dec-14 08:49:46

DD used to have about 400ml a day, 450 max, half before bed and half overnight. She didn't really have any other dairy as she doesn't like yoghurt or cheese, and also drank lots of water. I don't think 600ml is necessarily too much in itself. The problem comes when the milk intake is filling the child up so much that they won't eat much solid food, which doesn't sound like an issue here. Some toddlers also get either bunged up or loose from a lot of cow's milk, but again I'm guessing you don't have that problem? 300ml a day is a recommended minimum rather than a figure to aspire to.

roofio87 Thu 18-Dec-14 09:41:46

Well my 14 mo still drinks 3 full cups a day, probably about 600ml in total. first thing in the morning, one mid afternoon and one before bed. He still eats all 3 meals, a day sleeps through the night so I don't see it as a problem!

fatterface Sat 20-Dec-14 11:22:57

My 9 month old only has 600ml a day grin

Oldest DC didn't like milk so only had dairy in food by that age, middle one probably had about 300ml plus some yoghurt or cheese.

Chunderella Sat 20-Dec-14 11:32:08

600ml a day for a 9 month old is absolutely fine!

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