Milk needs for your toddler is something I get asked about all the time. So it's only natural that a blog is born!
The new Australian dietary guidelines have reduced the servings of dairy to 2 servings a day. A serving is 200mls of full cream cows milk or a breast feed.
its a matchbox size 40g piece of hard cheese like cheddar for example
it's a small tub of full fat yoghurt
Here's a flexible day plan for a 12 month plus toddler
6 am – wake, change nappy and milk feed
7am – breakfast
Followed by playtime and morning walk
12 midday – lunch, main and dessert
followed by short playtime
1 - 3 pm – afternoon sleep
5pm – evening meal, main and dessert
Bedtime routine and wind down – bath, story time and milk feed
7pm – bedtime and sleep till 6 am.
There should be No Night Feeds, this is really important. Water can be offered to help provide you, the parent with an alternative.
As I mentioned on the previous blog if your toddler is having too much milk or dairy they're not going to take the lovely nutritious foods that form a balanced diet and so the toddler is labelled 'fussy'.
Iron deficiency is a problem that can occur from drinking too much milk. See my previous blog, link below on iron deficiency.
So I hope I've helped make that a bit clearer for all you parents out there.