Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dee | 2010/08/26

Q.

Milk

Hi Doc,

My 19month old baby boy is visiting his grandparents from her dad''s side. They want to put him off the bottle and put milk in his food only, give him rooibos tea with other food.

Is it ok to put milk in his food only?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son still needs to drink milk although he needs only about 700ml per day. His grandparents should not change the routine you have established, that is for you to do when your son is ready. He can drink full cream cow's milk now.He can have rooibos tea once a day as part of the other fluids he drinks every day besides his milk.

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