Childhood Diseases

Posted by: WG | 2012-06-01


Baby drinks far more cow''s milk that formula milk

Dear Prof, our baby girl will be 1 year next week. She weighs around 11.4kg and is very healthy, eating 3 meals a day and snacks in between, drinks a lot of water during the day, not fond of juice! I have put her unto full cream cow''s milk 2 weeks ago. She used to only drink max 450ml per day when on formula. She now drinks around 650ml per day on the full cream milk! I think if there was more milk in the bottles she will even drink more than that! Should I worry? Is full cream milk not that filling than formula and this is why? Should I reduce the milk and try and increase her food? At what age do they need to stop drinking milk? She is really very healthy and already eats well. Thank you!

Expert's Reply



Your baby daughter is not taking excessive amounts of milk per day at her present level.In fact she is taking the recommended amount.She is on a good mixed diet as well and keen on water. Do not increase or reduce her intake of milk.

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