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What milk should a 2 year old be getting? Amounts and kind?

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Soya/full fat/semi skimmed/skimmed? Any help would be great thanks.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Soya/full fat/semi skimmed/skimmed? Any help would be great thanks.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
whats she on now hun? think i gave full fat until two, then changed to semi skimmed.
banned#2
apparently too much soya for boys is bad for them. has oestrogen in it or acts as a catalyst for boys to produce it
#3
I give my little 1 full fat, he's at 27 months :thumbsup:
#4
On the change 4 life site it says after 2 yrs to give them semi skimmed not full fat ( as said above) but im not sure how much a day. My LO drinks lots at night so i dont worry too much but i wouldnt consider soya unless they were allergic
#5
think it has more calcium in semi skimmed, not sure though, something like that long time since i looked into it. give as much as she wants, my two LOVE milk. however you need to make sure she eats her meals and not just milk..lol
suspended#6
i know at a year it should be at least 22 onz..

My little girl has full fat , as does my lad... he has about 4 9 onz bottles and my girl prob drinks about a pint.

I give her milk alot tbh( with brekkie , lunch ) but she has juice with dinner and some tomes throught the day.

It also depends on the other dairy she is getting :)
#7
miffy121
On the change 4 life site it says after 2 yrs to give them semi skimmed not full fat but im not sure how much a day. My LO drinks lots at night so i dont worry too much but i wouldnt consider soya unless they were allergic


thats what i thought too hun.
#8
superskilly
thats what i thought too hun.
#9
She's 24mths, eats the same amount as a snail (I'm talking piece of toast, 2 florets of brocolli, and a piece of cucumber, that was yesterdays full day!!) It's really stressing me out, the HV is useless and the Dr said she wont starve. I was thinking if she's on full fat at the mo, maybe thats filling her up? So if i change to semi skimmed will this help with her food intake? She doesn't snack on rubbish throughout the day, or drink lots of water/juice.
#10
I worry about the food intake of my LO too as she never seems to eat a good meal but the advise is that if they look healthy, growing and eating that they will not starve. Doesnt stop me worrying though. My LO only drinks her milk at night but she is always going in the cupboards moaning for snacks (unhealthy ones) during the day. If i give o not it still doesnt make her eat a good meal.
I have a link to a site i will look it up
#11
Lulu'sMammy
She's 24mths, eats the same amount as a snail (I'm talking piece of toast, 2 florets of brocolli, and a piece of cucumber, that was yesterdays full day!!) It's really stressing me out, the HV is useless and the Dr said she wont starve. I was thinking if she's on full fat at the mo, maybe thats filling her up? So if i change to semi skimmed will this help with her food intake? She doesn't snack on rubbish throughout the day, or drink lots of water/juice.

I've never seen a snail eating toast. how does it pick it up?
#12
miffy121;7853508
I worry about the food intake of my LO too as she never seems to eat a good meal but the advise is that if they look healthy, growing and eating that they will not starve. Doesnt stop me worrying though. My LO only drinks her milk at night but she is always going in the cupboards moaning for snacks (unhealthy ones) during the day. If i give o not it still doesnt make her eat a good meal.
I have a link to a site i will look it up

How much milk do you give on a night? and what was todays food intake for your child so i can get a idea.
#13
I wouldn't worry, as long as she is gaining weight. She will eat when she's hungry, no point stressing yourself out about it. I know loads of people who have been through it.
My son gets like it too sometimes, he eats so much more in the summer, sometimes he won't eat any tea what so ever, its not like i give in and give him sweets afterwards. Sometimes i think he's just tired, but he will eat when he's hungry. My son would drink milk like a fish, but in the winter seems to get a bad chest and if he has lots it comes right back when he coughs.
#14
children under 5 need 1 pint a day.
my 2 3/4 has 1/2 pint when she gets up and 1/2 before bed.
if the child is slim full fat is good if a little chubby checker then semi would be ideal.
#15
http://www.littlepeoplesplates.co.uk/tot-it-up.html
Here is the link to the site i meant but to be honest i was even more worried when i saw what she wasnt eating.
At night she has as much as it takes to keep her quiet!!! If she is tired then she may only have one cup and goto sleep and then she wakes up in the night for a drink but ignore that part as she shouldnt do that and im trying to get her out the habit.
Food wise,she had a small breakfast- a few sugar puffs. she was tired and fell alseep, then on wake up she was at mums so had marshmellow teacake, and wouldnt eat any savoury food then saw the mini magnums and had one of those!
later an orange ad few grapes and for dinner roast chicken meal but didnt eat much of it, and pancakes for pudding which she squelched in her hand most the time and left.

I know that sounds bad as it is very chocolatey but other days she eats a lot of fruit and veg too, it was a different day

Like SuperS says dont worry, i am on my third child and still worry but they are all ok just different
#16
How old is she miffy?
#17
27 months
#18
Full fat cows milk till they about 5year old,then only switch to semi skimmed if they eating well. I only buy full fat,that does all of us.
Cow & Gate do a toddler milk,called growing up milk or something,I've give my eldest Cow Gate Step 3 milk well past 2 years,he was milk mad,still is.These days hardly any of the follow on milk & toddler formula milks are vegetarian.
I sometimes find children have off days for whatever reasons,and sometimes if they been ill,even after bug passed they sometimes off their food for a few days....but what you said what she eats,I personally don't think thats enough and if my child I'd be encouraging to eat more.
#19
just asked my mum, she reckons i was on semi skimmed at tht age, now though im on atleast 2 litres aday haha
#20
I would also weigh up how active your LO is. Exercise will have an effect
#21
Don't forget, drinking milk around meal times stops the body absorbing the iron out of the food properly. Give them the milk not around meal times.
#22
miffy121;7853729
I would also weigh up how active your LO is. Exercise will have an effect

Never stops, total whirlwind. This is a major factor why i worry...where does the energy come from?

Today has been better 2 big cups of milk one morning and one bed, and 1 juice during day, some veg and a piece of garlic bread, about 8 spoons of homemade quorn spag bol, 3 little fromage frais, and 3 malteasers (she only gets bad stuff if she has eaten good stuff mind, and always at the end of the day) But still this is not alot.
#23
I can only say they are all different. Do you have another health check for her, i think ours is at 2 and a half yrs when they should be weighed again etc and be given a chance to bring up an worries.
#24
My 30 month lad has about a litre of full fat milk a day.
#25
micoo
just asked my mum, she reckons i was on semi skimmed at tht age, now though im on atleast 2 litres aday haha


jeez louise lol milk isnt even that nice

water ftw!!!
#26
she should ideally be on semi skimmed as there are more vits and calcium, whereas full fat is literally full fat. If she is thriving well and eating the same food as you then she is able to switch to semi.
#27
bernyrabbit;7854154
she should ideally be on semi skimmed as there are more vits and calcium, whereas full fat is literally full fat. If she is thriving well and eating the same food as you then she is able to switch to semi.

Shes not a good eater, far from it.
#28
I was in Paed clinic a few years back and just making general chat with other parents in there. There was a father with his son and he was about 5yr old and for no reason his father said that he stopped eating food and would only drink milk and been like it since he was about 2yr old or something.
He didn't look too bad for a child who didn't eat food actually but obviously they were monitoring it at the clinic.
#29
Before all this 5 a day and change for life business it was recommended that children under 5 should have at least 1 pint of full fat milk each day, but they move the goal posts all the time, in another couple of years they will change the age again, personally if she doesn't eat a lot I would keep her on full fat, I don't think the switch to semi would mean she ate more. As a guide look at the size of her fist, this is approx the size of her stomach, and a full meal to her should be no bigger than this. So although it may seem she is eating very little she is probably eating enough for her size/age. if your particularly worried have you considered giving her complan, contains all the vitamins and minerals you need in a milkshake, or multi vitamins. Sure she will be just fine.
#30
As one of those 'useless' health professionals AND a mother of four, I would say that what you are doing is fine and that the advice given so far is good, but I would maybe switch her to semi, so that she gets the best from vits and calcium. If you ask your HV for a explanation of your daughter's centile chart (you may have already) but if she is in the 'norm' on her chart, then what she is eating (or little that she eats) is obviously being used. Many parents think there child is small or doesnt eat enough but in actual fact they are fine, if she is always ill or tired and not running around like all toddlers, then that is the time to worry. But toddlers can be pernickerty or small eaters (maybe you were as a child? sometimes they can be similar) but if there are no health worries then that is just how they are. They also look and seem small when they start school, but in actual fact they are like the other children, the difference is, they are running around more and in a stiffer regime than home and do not have access to food like they used to, but it all pans out in the end.
I hope this has helped reassure you, but I would stress, if you are worried at all about her health or wellbeing then its to a health professional you will have to seek.
#31
Having a child with noonan syndrome makes me quite experienced in 'fussy' eaters....he was always disinclined to eat and didnt feel hunger...he would go all day on one fromage frais at age 2(and didnt drink milk either)
We became pros at getting him to eat! talk to her while she is eating and have your own spoon so you can pop in extra spoonfuls...sticker charts if she empties a plate or tries a new food she gets a sticker-and a treat when she gets 10(not a food treat!)
I have also found he eats when outdoors(yep weird i know) so if we go to the park he will eat cos its a picnic(this also worked with my older daughter even if we did it indoors with a blanket!

I know you're asking about milk but you are more concerned about food intake? i would give her full fat and a vitamin supplement(son likes the jelly ones in little bags from boots) if shes slim and if chubby(which i dont think she is!) then semi.

I felt i was doing so wrong for my son-but hes 7 now and although his diet isnt varied hes a good weight for his height!
#32
my 2yr old is a rubbish eater too
as for milk he has a bottle of full fat in the morning and a bottle at bedtime
suspended#33
Like the others have said i wouldnt worry at all.

My little girl is 3 in june and still weighs just under 27 lb. Some days she eats loads others next to nothing .
#34
jellybaby22
so was my daughter..... like LLM I was told by GP...dont worry she wont starve..but it worrying me no end.... at two my daughter still had fullfat milk...she had 3 bottles a day...and used to drink it with meals....

she is 7 now and eats perfectly...but she didnt half worry me :p


all mine have been useless eaters,but they have got better as they have got older
i think once they learn u wont give them anything else unless they eat their dinner they become better eaters,my 2yr old knows now that if he doesnt finish his tea he doesnt get anything else so he will finish it most times,i just make sure i only put a small amount on his plate

my kids all love homemade soup and even ask for more
try not to worry llm she will grow out of it :thumbsup:
#35
I'm going to see about any supplements she needs at the chemist today. Also i'm starting a food diary to monitor exactly what shes having ( so far 2 large fromage frais, and shes munching on toast and flora at the min)
I think i am going to start her on semi skimmed for a week or two and check if any improvements.

As for me feeding her, she wont allow it at all, shes far too independent for her own good, and will not allow me to feed her at all, apart from sloppy foods like yogurt! Some good advice though guys, keep it coming :)
#36
Lulu'sMammy
I'm going to see about any supplements she needs at the chemist today. Also i'm starting a food diary to monitor exactly what shes having ( so far 2 large fromage frais, and shes munching on toast and flora at the min)
I think i am going to start her on semi skimmed for a week or two and check if any improvements.

As for me feeding her, she wont allow it at all, shes far too independent for her own good, and will not allow me to feed her at all, apart from sloppy foods like yogurt! Some good advice though guys, keep it coming :)


she has eaten more than my son,he hasnt eaten anything yet.he will prob eat a butty in a min with the rest of them for dinner

what foods does she like?
#37
edjaned;7856973
she has eaten more than my son,he hasnt eaten anything yet.he will prob eat a butty in a min with the rest of them for dinner

what foods does she like?

Brocolli and sweetcorn, 3 florets and 4 spoons max
#38
i gave my boys full fat milk after they stopped having formula until present day, they are 6 and 3 now, they have at least a pint a day if not all milk then yogurts to substitute. we have semi skimmed and the boys have full fat both healthy happy kids
#39
http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Childrens-Multivitamin-Gummy-Bears-Packets-30_10863/

these are the ones we get-did you say what weight your daughter is? seems pretty god to me that she had two fromage frais and toast before lunch.
I can understand the not feeding her...i meant while she was eating shove another in while taking her mind off it...we used to play games and alkinds to get him to eat-i am sure if he had drunk milk i wouldnt have been worried tho.
I am sure she will be fine-she has a mummy who will always do her best for her xx
#40
I'm guessing today is going to be a good eating day....2 from frais, 1 slice of toast & Flora, 1/2 sausage, 1/2 apple.
Been to natural chemist and got some vits, 10 quid!! Obvo seen me coming! Oh well

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