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Milk kids under 5

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 9 years 4 months ago
I got told kids under five have to have full fat milk, is this true, cause I dunno???

Cait drinks loads of milk so just want to make sure.


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mummyheathmummyheath
posted 9 years 4 months ago
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charly wont touch full fat but she drinks a little of skimmed but she eats loads of cheese and yoghurts etc.. so i know shes getting plenty of calcium.
i never drank full fat either they do recommend it but its up to the child really LOL

ElementaryElementary
posted 9 years 4 months ago
It's for the calcium - but I guess if she's getting it from other sources.
They also get free milk under 5 at pre school and school

hapydazyhapydazy Moderator
posted 9 years 4 months ago
I was always told to give Aaralyn whole milk until about 3 years of age and then switch to lower fat milk... she's 5 now and drinks 1% fat milk...

JOJOJOJO
posted 9 years 4 months ago
I give both mine full fat as this is what we all drink,I also give them milkshakes which they love

gypseygypsey
posted 9 years 4 months ago
talia drinks green top milk plus she eats lots of dairy things cheese yogs,i changed her to green wen she was 3

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 9 years 4 months ago

Elementary said:
It's for the calcium - but I guess if she's getting it from other sources.
They also get free milk under 5 at pre school and school


I thought it was full fat for the fat content but semi had more calcium Confused



But yes they are supposed to have full fat (or blue) until they are 5 but I think any milk is better than none

GTTkelGTTkel
posted 9 years 4 months ago
Mine only have full fat for the calcium and the fat content to help build them up

DorothyDorothy
posted 9 years 4 months ago
We switched to semi-skimmed when the youngest child reached 3.

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 9 years 4 months ago
its best to give full fat milk to at least 2yres old but up to 5yrs old is best - lottie has just moved onto semi-skimmed and thomas has full fat Smile

Kelly_CaitKelly_Cait
posted 9 years 4 months ago
Thanks, I've always had blue topped milk. Don't like green!LOL.

Cait has cheese and yoghurts too she loves them!

candgsmumcandgsmum
posted 9 years 4 months ago
Charlotte was on semi skimmed for a while as she prefered it because we drink it, but when we put george on Full fat she began to drink it again.

I think they have to have full fat because of the fat content, but all milk has the same calcium whether it has fat or not, as far as I was told.

sugarsugar Moderator
posted 9 years 4 months ago

candgsmum said:
Charlotte was on semi skimmed for a while as she prefered it because we drink it, but when we put george on Full fat she began to drink it again.

I think they have to have full fat because of the fat content, but all milk has the same calcium whether it has fat or not, as far as I was told.


yep ur right hun all milk has same calcium its the fat content children need Smile

bunnigirlbunnigirl
posted 9 years 4 months ago
my kids dont have full fat milk but they get their calcium from other places so they ok

do what u feel right babe

xxx

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