can you give flavoured milk for a 19 months old?

Ola - posted on 11/18/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello all,



My 19 months old daughter is not big on drinking milk. She eats cheese sometimes but hardly enough to meet the daily requirements for Caclcium intake. I try custard, pudding and other dairy products- sometimes she eats them, sometimes not.



Is it ok if I give her the flavoured carton milk? Chocolate milk, or strawberry milk? some people say it would make her a sweet tooth? any ideas of previous experience of this?



thank you,

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Denikka - posted on 11/18/2012

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It's amazing where the hidden sugars/fats/carbs/assorted unhealthy and/or weight loss preventing stuff lays. This is why it's SO important to read labels :)

Ola - posted on 11/18/2012

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Denikka, that's a very useful link. I never known all this! jeezo...no wonder I'm not losing any weight! I drink one bottle everyday!!!!!

Thanks a lot

Ola - posted on 11/18/2012

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thanks a lot Lola, Denikka and Dove.



Dove, the Nesquik idea is actually very good. I will certainly try it and let you know how it went.

enjoy your evening busy moms!!xx

Dove - posted on 11/18/2012

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Can you? Yes. Should you? Not really.



If you want to/are going to anyway though.... why not buy the Nesquik chocolate (or strawberry) powder instead of buying the milk all mixed up already? That way YOU control the amount. The directions say to mix 2 spoonfuls in the cup of milk. When I started giving it to my son on occasion I was only mixing half a spoonful in the milk. Changes the flavor a bit, but a LOT less sugar. Even now at 4 years old I only do half to a whole spoonful for him. Never the two spoonfuls.



She can get calcium from other dairy products and even quite a few non dairy products that would be a much healthier option to explore though.

Denikka - posted on 11/18/2012

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I wouldn't. That crap is loaded with sugar. It's not healthy at all XP

Try yogurt, different types of milk (goats milk, etc) or a milk alternative like soy milk, rice milk, or almond milk. They have less calcium than cows milk naturally, but the producers add it in, along with vitamin D3 to help absorption.

Please stay away from flavored milk. If you REALLY think that's your best option, make your own smoothies from home with all natural fruit. Flavored milk contains over twice as much sugar as regular milk. It's comparable to pop. NOT healthy.



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Lola - posted on 11/18/2012

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Yes you can give it to her that's perfectly fine and she will eat what you give her mainly for the next few years before she becomes to fussy so if you don't want her to be a sweet tooth make sure lollies and other sweet thigs are only for special occasions and treats :)

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