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Semi skimmed milk for baby

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Lonelylass1218 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:20:03

Lo is 8 months and a bit, has formula during the day but has gone off his porridge and wants mine instead so we 'share' wink can Lo have porridge with Semi skimmed milk as they are still having formula and it's not a main drink? I know they need full fat milk when older for their main drink but if it's only for breakfast is it ok

Lonelylass1218 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:21:24

Posted to fast. It's just we live with my parents and fridge is really small for fitting both milk so fitting both milks in the fridge would be a squeeze until we move out

PotteringAlong Thu 02-Jul-15 10:22:18

Yes, it will be fine. It has the same calcium content.

pinksummer Thu 02-Jul-15 10:23:13

Yes it won't cause him any harm.

Lonelylass1218 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:24:12

Thanks, first time mum and my SIl give me the weirdest look when I brought it up as if I was committing a crime

MumOfOne14 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:25:11

Yeah it's fine, they only say to have full day of everything because the need the calories for growth. It won't hurt.

MumOfOne14 Thu 02-Jul-15 10:25:45

Not day... Fat! Lol!

It's not just the calories that they need - children's brains need fat - the brain is 60% fat, so in order for their brains to develop as they grow, children need fat in their diet - that is why all the advice to give children low fat food that is often seen in the lunchbox guidelines from schools, is bad advice.

Also, there are some vitamins that are fat-soluble - ie. they can only be used by the body if there is enough fat in the person's diet - doctors have spoken of seeing so-called middle class malnutrition - where children have been given a very low fat, supposedly ultra-healthy diet by their parents, and as a result are severely lacking in these fat soluble vitamins.

However, if your child is not having reduced fat products in the rest of their diet, and is drinking full fat milk, having semi-skimmed in their porridge will not be an issue, as far as I know.

MumOfOne14 Fri 03-Jul-15 10:43:49

Ah cool, that's good to know ^ smile

squizita Fri 03-Jul-15 19:18:23

Full fat is recommended due to fat content ... However baby cereal has skimmed milk in plus fat, as does formula ... so if you offer dairy fat later in the day (cheese or butter) it will even itself out!

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