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Cant figure out how much DS should have. HELP

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puppie Mon 06-Oct-08 12:30:27

Please could you lovely ladies tell me how much milk your 13 month old (or thereabouts) drank? HV Tells me that DS should still be having 24 ounces a day. DS has been FF from 11 mths and I really struggle to get him to have 10 ounces!. I offer it to him twice per feed (3 times a day) and am wondering whether I am not making enough effort and need to offer him smaller amounts more often during the day?

Seona1973 Mon 06-Oct-08 12:59:07

from 1 year the minimum is 350mls (approx 12oz) and not all (or any) needs to be in drink form as they can get the same nutrients through their food. At 13 months both dd and ds had 2 feeds which were at breakfast and before bed - I didnt really measure how much they took as they ate cheese, yoghurt, had milk in cereal, etc so made up the requirements that way instead.

From babycentre:

From one year, milk should still play an important role in your baby's diet, as it provides essential protein, calcium, magnesium and vitamins B12 and B2 (riboflavin). Your baby needs to have a minimum of 350ml (two thirds of a pint) of full-fat cow's milk each day. If he or she becomes reluctant to drink milk, try offering two portions of calcium-rich foods a day. Yoghurt, cheese, tinned mashed sardines, tofu, white bread and chick peas all contain calcium.

from food standards agency (they actually say 300mls rather than 350mls):

Children between the ages of one and three need to consume an average of 350mg of calcium a day. About 300ml full-fat milk (three–fifths of a pint) would provide this.

MrsBadger Mon 06-Oct-08 13:06:34

Can't comment on quantities as dd is mostly bf, but she does drink more if offered milk away from meals eg at 'elevenses' and 'tea' time rather than with her breakfast / lunch/ supper.

Seona is spot on re quantities though.

meandmyjoe Mon 06-Oct-08 16:01:46

My ds is 14 months and has 13 ounces a day but does have lots of cheese and a yougurt a day. 24 ounces sounds a huge amount! My ds hasn't had that much since about 9 months but like others say it can be in form of yogurt/ cheese/ milk in porridge or with cereal.

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