Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kay | 2011/01/10

Q.

Milk

Hi Doc
My 2.5yr old son hates milk and milk byproducts like yogurt, milkshake, milo etc. He only accepts some ice-cream. What can I give him to replace the milk or replace the nutrients found in milk?
He has been off formula since 18 months.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is well beyond the age when he needs milk or milk products. As long as he eats a full healthy diet he should be fine.He should drink plenty of water, diluted fruit juices and rooibos tea. It would help to give him a calcium supplement daily. Speak to your pharmacist about this.

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