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semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:50:22 pm »
I am pretty sure this is what I was told with H....M is on the 90th centiles for height and weight and am not worried at all about growth etc. Is it ok to go to semi-skimmed at 2?




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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 12:58:10 pm »
I'm no expert at all, but I thought the part of the reason to use whole milk was because lots of the important nutrients/vitamins/minerals etc are actually dissolved in the fat, so if your milk has less fat, you also get less of the other good stuff...

Maybe some one else knows for sure, or what the 'official' guidelines says

we still give L whole milk.
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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 13:03:24 pm »
The recommendations here are skim milk from 2- but when i spoke to a dietitian about it she said it was fine to keep going with the full cream unless there was some concern. SOOO- i would say- YES! go with semi skimmed if you fancy it! But if you want then you can still go with full cream... Can you believe they are 2 :o !!

This is out of our guideline doc here:
Reduced-fat milks are not suitable for children aged less than 2 years: milk is a
major energy source in these children, who are in a period of rapid growth.
Reduced-fat milks are, however, recommended for older children and
adolescents when the diet has diversified.
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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 13:12:56 pm »
thanks! She has a vitamin so will go with semi I think now - means I don't have to buy 3 diff types of milk!




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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 13:14:12 pm »
and no katy, I can't believe they are 2! M seems such a baby still, 4 teeth to go and not much hair still!




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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 13:21:31 pm »
and no katy, I can't believe they are 2! M seems such a baby still, 4 teeth to go and not much hair still!
just made me chuckle cos DD2 is nearly 3 and still hasn't got all her teeth ;D (she does have lots of hair to make up for it though heehee)
But anyway, DD2 doesn't have cow's milk at all :-\
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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 13:26:36 pm »
We still buy full-fat for C but  on occasions (ie when we've run out she has semi-skimmed). C is quite sprightly though not that I'm concerned about her weight so we'll probably keep going with full-fat for now.




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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 13:29:09 pm »
Just for info the UK guidance is:
full fat up to 2yo.  Semi skim or skim can be used in cooking from 1yo for convenience of cooking for the whole family but not to be given as a drink.
From 2yo semi skimmed can be given as a drink provided they are eating well
From 5yo skimmed can be given as a drink.


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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 14:04:20 pm »
thanks creations!!

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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 17:43:23 pm »
Hmmm - maybe I should switch L to semi-skimmed then... She's def not underweight!
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Re: semi-skimmed milk from 2 years ok?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 19:20:08 pm »
Was going to post the semi-skimmed from 2 guidelines as well, but have been beaten to it!

But also wanted to add that I can't believe they are 2 - although x is really not babyish any more as he has had all his teeth for several months, plenty of hair and has potty-trained himself! ::) Shame he still sleeps like a newborn...