Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Jenna | 2010-01-27

Q.

How much milk 2 year old and weaning

Hi doc.
I gave my son Nido since he turned 1. He turns 2 end of Feb. Yesterday was the first day I gave him cows milk and he actuallly asked for more drinking almost 400ml at once. The creche asked us to send sippy cups to school and no bottles but he refuses to drink milk from a sippycup.
We are giving him a bottle of milk for school and one at bedtime. I' m not going to buy Nido anymore and will replace the vitamin intake which chewables. Today we started with the cows milk and he seems very happy with the change.
We decided that he will now get one bottle milk (200ml) in the morning at home, and one (200ml) at bedtime. Can we go on giving it in the bottle or will we confuse him with the weaning process? Is 400ml enough or too much? For school he gets 200ml juice and 200ml tea and water.
When should he stop having bottles?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your son should actually be giving up bottles now but he may want to carry on a bit longer. He should have two cups of milk a day now. In fact he may like to drink from a regular cup rather than a sippy cup.

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Posted by: Elane | 2010-01-28

My daugther is 2 years and a month. She still drinks 4 bottles a day and she eats ok but she will eat and then ask for a bottle. Help

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