Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sue | 2009/06/18

Q.

Milk - lots of it

Hi Doc

Just wanted to check something. My little girl is 2 and a half and LOVES milk - normal cows milk - she drinks at least 500ml a day -she also has yoghurt and loves cheese, although doesn' t eat that much cheese. I give her the low fat organic milk - is it ok to drink this much? she would rather have it than juice!

Thank you
Susan

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter is not really drinking so much milk provided that it is only 500ml per day. The usual advice regarding milk intake for this age group is 2 cups of milk per day.

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