Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: DS | 2008/06/24

Q.

Daily Diet

Hi,
My almost 2 year old daughter has just recently stopped her bottle. She used to drink 2-3 bottles (250ml ea) of Nido milk a day.
Now that she has stopped, she doesn't really want to drink the milk out of a glass and prefers juice or water to quench her thirst. The only time she has her daily intake of dairy products is when she has her porridge in the morning.

Her appetite has obviously inreased now.

Questions:
1. Do I need to ensure she gets sufficient dairy intake as she no longer drinks her milk.
2. is there a recommended diet or 'balanced meal' plan that I can follow to ensure that she gets al the nutrients that she needs.

as far as vitamins are concerned she is on creche guard.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As long as she has a good mixed diet there is no need for concern that she does not like to drink milk now. You should certainly add yoghurt and cheese to her diet to increase her calcium and dairy intake. I will leave advice regarding a meal plan to our regular forum members or you can look up a sensible diet plan on the internet. Creche guard is a good immune booster.

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