Childhood Diseases

Posted by: C Mom | 2009-10-19




My 18 month old daughter is still breastfeeding - she has never been on formula or anything.

Recently she has just been feeding twice a day - morning and evening. She has started dropping her morning feed and I have not been offering and so we are down to just an evening feed.

My question is this - now that she is not having the morning feed is she lacking anything nutritionally? She eats very well and quite balanced. She always eats a huge breakfast and generally eats more than my husband! This is always a healthy meal and is generally fruit, dairy (yoghurt or milk) and oats or cereal. Otherwise it will be eggs, or a fruit smoothie, or toast with peanut butter, etc.

So, do I need to be supplementing the morning feed with something else now? I don' t like to give her large amounts of milk as there is a family history of intolerance to dairy.

Or is she okay with her balanced breakfast and meals throughout the day?

Thank you for your advice.

Expert's Reply



It seems that your little girl is eating well and has a good balanced diet. Due to her low milk intake she may be getting too little calcium. It would be a good idea to give her a calcium supplement. Speak to your pharmacist.

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