how old was you son/daughter when you put them on semi skimmed milk

Kimberley - posted on 01/23/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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i am wanting to put my son on to semi skimmed milk but dont knw if i cant just yet hes 18months old

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Amy - posted on 01/27/2010

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i grew up in the country and never heard of semi skimmed milk. to us that was water with a touch of milk - NOT milk. we either drank it right from the bucket brought in from the barn or drank whole milk. i heard babies need the fats from whole milk. my daughter is over 3 years old - still drinking whole milk. heck, we drink whole milk too. i don't think the fat in milk will be a determining factor in obesity like some think.

Jackie - posted on 01/27/2010

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My daughter is drinking whole milk adn will be until at least 2. If you insist on cutting it I would at least give 2% instead of 1%...but you really should talk to your doctor. Whole milk is a very important part of their diets.

Jessi - posted on 01/26/2010

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Is there a reason you don't want him on whole milk? My son was on Lacto-free milk when he turned one. He just couldn't handle drinking whole milk. I eventually tried him on skim milk and he could handle it a lot better so he was drinking skim milk when he was about 14 months old. Talk to your doctor about it.

Angie - posted on 01/24/2010

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i kept my son and daughter on homo till they were around 1 1/2 almost 2 and then left then on 2% by the time they were 2

Chantel - posted on 01/24/2010

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My son - who is very healthy - is on 1% and has been for a couple months... he'll be 2 on Feb25th.... It's all good... no mater what your pedi says...

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2010

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I used whole milk until 2 and then started 2%. They (twins) are almost 3 now and I'm going to try skim milk. I had always heard they needed extra fat in their diet while they are young.

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My son stayed on whole milk until he was 2. Then I switched to 2%. Now that he is 3 and very healthy (and weight is not a concern) I have starting buying 1%. Underweight children need to stay on whole milk though. They need the milk fat.

Also, the milk fat helps their brain development. That's why I waited until he was 2 before I switched.

Eva - posted on 01/23/2010

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We switched after my daughter was one year or 18 months (don't remember exactly), my pediatrician just said I it depends on what else they're having. If your child eats a lot otherwise it doesn't matter so much. Just when the child still drinks a lot of milk, reducing the fat in the milk can help that the child is not so satisfied (full) from the milk and will actually want to eat more regular food. Certainly worked for my child.

Kimberley - posted on 01/23/2010

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well i tryd him with 1% milk in his cup n he dint mind it just dint drink as much as he would whole milk but i would say he loves whole milk more so might just give him that for the next 6 months n then try him again thanx ladys for the help xxx

Melissa - posted on 01/23/2010

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Although pediatricians recommend whole milk, I started my daughter on 2% at 12 months because she kept throwing up whole milk. I just supplemented with other fatty dairy, like yogurt and cheese.

Theresa - posted on 01/23/2010

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Doctors recommend that kids stay on whole milk until age two. They need the extra fat for proper brain developement.

Lady - posted on 01/23/2010

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i didn't put my children onto semi skimmed milk until they were almost three -i think it's fine to do it a little earlier but you need to make sure they are getting fat in other ways. some vitamins are only fat soluble so children need a certain amount of fat to get the correct nutrition.

Amy - posted on 01/23/2010

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My daughter had 2% milk when she turned 14 months. She wanted nothing to do with whole milk. I talked to our doctor and she said that was perfectly fine. Talk with yours to find out if it is alright for your Son.

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