Can I feed my 17 month old Chocolate Milk?

Michelle - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My boyfriend came home with the 4 litre bag of chocolate milk that was on sale. It's considered equivalent to 2 % milk. He said we should give to my son as a treat once in a while. My question is give this to my son or give the Nesquik/Ovaltine alternative? Thanks!

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Clara - posted on 04/13/2010

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Just dont put it in her bottle !!! This will be her sippy cup treat !
My daughter doesnt like choclate, so we do the banana milk with follow up formula, she gets all the vit & min she needs.

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Michele - posted on 04/11/2010

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My husband gets up with our daughter (17 months) every Sunday for the last 2 months so that mommy can sleep in. They play together and both have a glass of chocolate milk. It is his special treat with her. I have seen no harmful side effects of having and kind of chocolate milk. I think it is a personal choice!!!

Rachel - posted on 04/11/2010

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Its completely up to you but I have thought about this with my 16 month old (strawberry milk) and I would suggest Hershey's syrup or Ovaltine added to whole milk just so you can regulate how much sugar is in it.

Jen - posted on 04/11/2010

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we give our son who 16 months yazoo milkshake once in a while n it dont do no harm

Dawn - posted on 04/10/2010

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With my oldest, I didn't give her anything like that untill she was old enough to know she was getting a "treat" and would ask for it. I just didn't see why she get sugar when she didn't know the difference anyway. However, my youngest now gets all kinds of sweets because he sees the older ones with it and wants what they have. I don't think it has harmed him in anyway. I think it's just up to the parent and what they are comfortable with. If it means a lot to daddy to let him have treat then just go with it..I dont' think it's worth a battle.

Kathy - posted on 04/10/2010

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I think if it's a treat once in a while it shouldnt be a problem but i wouldnt give it everyday for his daily calcium supply :) Just watch his sugar intake (and let him follow with water to rinse his teeth) and maybe when you give him the chocolate milk cut back a little sugar from somewhere else for the day. Oh and make a mental note if his behavior changes, my nephew used to just bounce off the walls when he drank any sort of chocolate milk :) but overall I wouldnt worry too much.

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